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Juniata Bridge

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Juniata Bridge

The Manhattan Mercury: March 31 1972

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BH Photo #457438

Map 

Description 

The wide end panels with collision struts are very unusual for a Whipple truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Dyer Road
Location
Riley County, Kansas, and Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1889 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; replaced in 1975
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
10-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Also called
Juniata Crossings Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.23761, -96.57130   (decimal degrees)
39°14'15" N, 96°34'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/709612/4345956 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • October 7, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com