Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016
BH Photo #367412
Interesting. It is good to see images on here. When I added this structure, all I had to go on was a fuzzy streetview.
Indeed it does carry a large pipe - it's obvious it was designed to only ever do this (see photos). I should also mention that this particular "pipe bridge" is in a crazy location - a combination of traffic madness, industrial filth, but also natural beauty with a neat waterfall right undernath it, and, remnants of a very old bridge that used to cross the creek with crumbling abutments still visible.
Correction, it DOES in fact still carry a large (looks like four foot wide) natural gas pipeline, just under it on steel hangers.
Funny, i drive by this little structure 2+ times a week, it is right beside K-32 highway. i think at one time it did carry a pipeline, it is too small to be a pedestrian bridge. I will get a close photo soon and post it.
On a side note, just to the south of this structure, less than 20ft, there used to be a thru truss bridge for old K-32 highway. that bridge is now long gone, but the concrete abutments are still there as is the old road grade leading to it. this can be seen from the sattlite view.
Looks like an old pipeline bridge to me. Looks too small to be a pedestrian bridge.
That Indiana bridge is an interesting structure.
Bing Maps has Bird's Eye for KCK. Based on Bird's Eye, it appears that the Kansas bridge is about 50-75 feet in length. Part of it is hidden by trees, so it is hard to gauge the exact dimensions.
I can't tell from the street view what the height and width are. Is it big enough to have been built as a pedestrian bridge that has been abandoned? Here is one in Fort Wayne, IN that was built in 1898 as a pedestrian bridge.
This is a peculiar little brige. It is a miniature Warren through truss. I suspect that it was built either as a pedestrian bridge, or constructed to carry a pipeline. Any information or ideas concerning this bridge would be much appreciated.