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Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410529

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of North Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. west of Gaylord
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1915, replaced by steel stringer 2000.
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 50.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64650, -98.89781   (decimal degrees)
39°38'47" N, 98°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/508767/4388528 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 14 W., Sec. 3
Inventory numbers
KS 000920655003486 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18564 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1999)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
50

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,132)
Built during 1910s (8,791)
Kansas (2,721)
Lost (18,855)
Lost 2000 (374)
Lost during 2000s (3,752)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pony truss (15,068)
Replaced by new bridge (12,515)
Smith County, Kansas (66)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,703)
Structurally deficient (18,536)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,506)
Truss (29,505)
Wooden deck (5,869)

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  • November 10, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one has been replaced.