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North Fork Solomon River-O Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410444

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork Solomon River, 2.0 mi. west of Harlan on O Road.
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1915
Design
2X4-panel, riveted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 124.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60482, -98.80453   (decimal degrees)
39°36'17" N, 98°48'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/516780/4383915 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harlan
Inventory numbers
KS 000920665003545 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
30

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,791)
Kansas (2,721)
One-lane traffic (7,429)
Open (36,831)
Owned by county (18,904)
Pony truss (15,068)
Pratt pony truss (3,190)
Pratt truss (8,051)
Smith County, Kansas (66)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,979)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,686)
Truss (29,505)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added info and fixed wayward coordinates
  • November 9, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted November 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have always liked Smith County. Very rural with nice rolling hills. It appears to have a great collection of pony trusses as well!

North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted November 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Interesting, these would be the 1st photos ever posted of any bridge on the site, surviving or defunct, in Smith Co., KS. Not a well-traveled route. Very sleepy in fact. More to come - visited at least 5. Beaitiful country, awesome people.

North Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted November 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Double. So incredibly remote.