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Smoky Hill River-North Cunningham Road Bridge

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Smoky Hill River Bridge

The Salina Journal: September 20 1961

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BH Photo #457467

Map 

Description 

This bridge originally spanned the Smoky Hill River on North Donmyer Road SW of Soloman until it was moved about 8 miles downstream in 1953. It collapsed in 1961 due to an overweight truck.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Smoky Hill River on North Cunningham Road
Location
Saline County, Kansas
Status
Collapsed in 1961 due to an overweight truck
History
Collapsed in 1961; never replaced
Design
9-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85277, -97.50166   (decimal degrees)
38°51'10" N, 97°30'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/630015/4301505 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86864 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Collapsed (322)
Kansas (3,052)
Lost (22,269)
Lost 1961 (51)
Lost during 1960s (616)
Owned by county (20,054)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pratt through truss (5,008)
Pratt truss (8,743)
Saline County, Kansas (49)
Through truss (14,046)
Truss (31,236)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • October 8, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

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Sources 

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