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197th St. Vassar Bridge East

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in June 2018

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BH Photo #429859

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Description 

Steel stringer, very large stone abutments, solid but abandoned by road and possibly the construction of Lake Pomona in early to mid-60's. Nearly identical to steel stringer to the west, 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 Bridge 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, very large stone abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70959, -95.58230   (decimal degrees)
38°42'35" N, 95°34'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/275466/4287716 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82020 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,230)
Beam (13,487)
Kansas (2,895)
Osage County, Kansas (61)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,419)
Steel stringer (5,310)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,606)
Vassar, Kansas (2)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2018: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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