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Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018

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BH Photo #434851

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost queenpost pony truss bridge over a branch of North Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Speed
Location
Phillips County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64028, -99.38333   (decimal degrees)
39°38'25" N, 99°22'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/467107/4387903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Speed
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000740603103500 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2015)
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: 21.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 20, 2018: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: This is a Queenpost pony truss.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would agree. I think we would see a rip rap bank for flow control in a permanent structure. Here, I see loose gravel.

Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2018, by Mike Boehne (mikebon088 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

NW Kansas had some storms and flooding around Memorial Day this spring. I wonder if this bridge got washed out. This looks like it could have been an emergency repair.

Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

UGEC... Ugly Galvanized Eyesore Culvert

Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted September 20, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

VERY sad to say this queenpost has been replaced by....wth ya call this mess