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Branch South Fork Solomon Bridge

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Facts 

Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of South Fork Solomon, 0.3 mi. east of Alton
Location
Osborne County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.46583, -98.94000   (decimal degrees)
39°27'57" N, 98°56'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/505161/4368474 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alton
Inventory numbers
KS 000710647603740 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18338 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
30

Categories 

19th Century (6,225)
Built during 1890s (2,487)
Kansas (2,728)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,888)
Osborne County, Kansas (24)
Owned by county (18,920)
Pony truss (15,080)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,735)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,524)
Truss (29,545)
Wooden deck (5,873)
Wrought Iron (367)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Wrought Iron"

Comments 

Branch South Fork Solomon Bridge
Posted July 7, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was extant at least as of 2014, but appeared to be closed based on Google Maps. It does not appear in the 2015 NBI, which is a bit concerning.

It appears to be a product of the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.