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Saline River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016

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BH Photo #367903

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Saline River, 1.0 mi. east and 0.3 mi. south of Tescott
Location
Ottawa County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 162.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00312, -97.85465   (decimal degrees)
39°00'11" N, 97°51'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/599174/4317746 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tescott SE
Inventory numbers
KS 000720765004367 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2001)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)

Categories 

Closed (2,409)
Kansas (2,702)
Ottawa County, Kansas (27)
Owned by county (18,855)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,805)
Structurally deficient (18,433)
Through truss (12,899)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,240)
Truss (29,448)
Wooden deck (5,864)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Saline River Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am glad to see photos of this one. I would guess that it was probably built ca. 1900, likely between 1890 and 1910. I can't speculate on a builder yet.

Saline River Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Neat one visited yesterday. Solid but all floorboards missing. Dropped pin bit misleading - road to north and south not exactly connected to bridge, and of course not a through street....looks private to south.