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Solomon River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Solomon River on a local road
Location
Saline County, Kansas
Status
Lost
Design
Seven panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91528, -97.38131   (decimal degrees)
38°54'55" N, 97°22'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/640336/4308621 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niles
Inventory numbers
KS 000850815504489 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 41168 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,363)
Kansas (3,041)
Lost (22,226)
Pratt through truss (4,992)
Pratt truss (8,725)
Saline County, Kansas (47)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,228)
Structurally deficient (15,861)
Through truss (14,019)
Timber stringer (3,704)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,883)
Truss (31,207)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status - bridge appears to be lost.
  • May 18, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated multiple categories. The location is approximate. Status remains unknown, but probably lost.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Solomon River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The truss appears to be resting on some type of frame, while the roadway (timber stringer) is being supported by a nearby lally column. This was a rather bizarre system.

I have found the bridge on MSR Maps. It was extant in late September of 1991, but is probably lost now.

Solomon River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)