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Berard Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2020

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BH Photo #483204

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Berard Creek on 707 Road
Location
Richardson County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1935
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07254, -95.51575   (decimal degrees)
40°04'21" N, 95°30'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/285471/4438842 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Falls City
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 17 E., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
35
Inventory number
BH 24501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1930s (11,767)
Nebraska (1,636)
Open (39,974)
Owned by county (20,841)
Pony truss (16,239)
Queenpost truss (273)
Richardson County, Nebraska (64)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,707)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,318)
Truss (32,941)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Berard Creek Bridge
Posted October 4, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Upright plaques on both ends long gone it looks like (dumb kids, farm equipment, whatever) - have seen bridge #'s posted like this before but not makers/date plaques on a pony (T clearly visible on one of the broken plaques), identical pony sans iron plaque placement just a few miles away - also posting those pix now, huge # of unphotographed bridges in this part of the state