Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2008
BH Photo #116197
So, the age old question:
Is it a Kingpost or a Waddell Wannabe? Either way, it is another bizarre paired angle bridge.
I am glad that this bridge is being taken care of. I suspect that it was built by the Wayland Bridge Co. in Washington, Kansas, but I can't prove it. Perhaps he was "borrowing" Mr. Waddell's design.
I could be mistaken but I believe this Waddell Truss has been moved slightly from the previous location and now is over a tiny creek on the main drag through town just south on 148 hiway
I originally considered this bridge to be a Kingpost truss. The additional diagonal members would indicate a Waddell truss. I have reclassified the bridge accordingly.
Any GOLF COURSES out there interested??????
I just browzed through several pics of abandoned, closed, and "adoptable" bridges on this site. I truely think some of them could be reused as not only foot bridges. Yes lots of historic spans HAVE turned into elegantly restored foot bridges. Another use for a historic bridge could be the golf course. One or more old bridges could saved by converting them into passageways for golf carts. This idea could give life to many historic bridges as the ruthless UECB continues to "spoil" our countyside.