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197th St. Vassar Bridge West

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in June 2018

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BH Photo #429854

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Description 

Steel stringer, very large stone abutments, solid bridge but abandoned by road and possibly the construction of Lake Pomona in early to mid-60's. Nearly identical to steel stringer to the east, also listed on this county page. Still used by locals to cross creek, but approaches severely damaged.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Branch 110 Mile Creek on 197th St.
Location
Vassar, Osage County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned, some local hunters, fishers, adventurers, still cross this bridge
History
Bridge possibly abandoned around time Pomona State Park opened, early-mid 1960's
Design
Steel stringer, fantastic large stone abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70955, -95.62719   (decimal degrees)
38°42'34" N, 95°37'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/271562/4287822 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,242)
Beam (13,551)
Kansas (2,903)
Osage County, Kansas (61)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,452)
Steel stringer (5,342)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,225)
Vassar, Kansas (2)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2018: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

197th St. Vassar Bridge West
Posted June 30, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

thanks, Tony !!

197th St. Vassar Bridge West
Posted June 30, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The abutments are the real prize here. My guess is that they once supported a pre-1900 metal or wooden truss of some sort.

Great find Nick... As always!