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South Fork Solomon River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. east of Alton
Location
Osborne County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.46683, -98.89658   (decimal degrees)
39°28'01" N, 98°53'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/508896/4368588 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alton
Inventory numbers
KS 000710651903740 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18346 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 55.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
30

Categories 

Built 1923 (538)
Built during 1920s (8,874)
Doomed (1,041)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
Kansas (2,730)
Open (36,893)
Osborne County, Kansas (24)
Owned by county (18,923)
Skewed (4,717)
Solomon River (7)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,068)
Through truss (12,950)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,701)
Truss (29,552)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Solomon River"
  • July 7, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Moved Pin. Doomed.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted January 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The KHRI now claims that this one is potentially NRHP eligible. This Pratt through truss has some unique aspects and I really hope that it is still in place.

I have not had a chance to go Bridgehunting in Osborne County, but there are some potentially significant bridges there.

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

That would be nice. There are/was three truss bridges in a span of roughly three miles on this road.

South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted July 7, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Maybe they had a momentary (and Rare) attack of common sense!

...Well, one can hope!

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

I wondered that myself, especially as Highway 24 is immediately to the north.

South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted July 7, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Humans are rare from here west to the Rockies as well. Which begs the question why does a bridge with over 50% sufficiency and an ADT of 30 need to be replaced?

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

This bridge was scheduled for demolition in 2014. The NBI indicates that it was extant in 2015. Through trusses are rare from this point west to the Rockies, so it would be a shame to lose this one.

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=141-0000-00060