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South Fork Solomon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #414537

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River, 3.4 mi. east of Alton
Location
Osborne County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.46667, -98.88833   (decimal degrees)
39°28'00" N, 98°53'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/509605/4368571 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alton
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5
Inventory numbers
KS 000710653403740 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18347 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.6 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1920s (9,483)
Kansas (3,052)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,217)
Osborne County, Kansas (24)
Owned by county (20,054)
Pony truss (15,697)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Structurally deficient (15,851)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,709)
Truss (31,236)
Warren pony truss (3,198)
Warren truss (6,251)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great news!

Although this bridge is the least significant of the three truss bridges on this road, it is worthy of preservation. All three of these trusses are of different designs. This diversity increases the significance of these three bridges when evaluated as a group.

Having three truss bridges on a ~ 1 mile stretch of road is rare today. Even in places like Pennsylvania, it is hard to encounter a trio of trusses in such rapid succession.

South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Solid. Still open.