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East Branch Parsons Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over E. Branch Parsons Creek on 7th Road, 2.5 mi. north and 4.9 mi. west of Palmer
Location
Washington County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Lattice Bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 36.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66828, -97.23073   (decimal degrees)
39°40'06" N, 97°13'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/651756/4392436 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palmer
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 29
Inventory numbers
KS 001010831403460 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
40

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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East Branch Parsons Creek Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, and a rare example of a double intersectional Warren pony!

East Branch Parsons Creek Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice Lattice Bedstead! Needs a new home in a park somewhere!

East Branch Parsons Creek Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

I'm sure this was a neat one at some point, now abandoned and derelict, quite solid except for the missing decking, pretty spot.