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Kemp City Park Stage Bridge

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Photo taken by Steve Quarrella in January 2019

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BH Photo #465339

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Facts 

Overview
Heavily modified Warren pony truss bridge over Land on Stage
Location
Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.44146, -96.23112   (decimal degrees)
32°26'29" N, 96°13'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/760318/3592745 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Faux Covered Bridge (18)
Kaufman County, Texas (8)
Kemp, Texas (1)
Open to pedestrians (3,923)
Owned by city (5,042)
Pony truss (15,851)
Texas (2,402)
Truss (31,765)
Warren pony truss (3,246)
Warren truss (6,358)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added category "Faux Covered Bridge"

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Comments 

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 28, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I agree, this is far better than the fate of so many pony trusses. If at some future date it is decided to place it in a better location and configuration, much of the original will still exist for people to enjoy.

This is sort of like having elephants in a zoo; inappropriate, but possibly the first exposure for some people, which may lead to a greater appreciation of those "in the wild".

Kudos to someone for not scrapping it.

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 27, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This should be called the OMG WTF bridge...

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 27, 2020, by Luke

Unrelated to the bridge/for Mike, though, since he'll probably enjoy the bassline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv4wf7bzfFE&feature=youtu.be...

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 27, 2020, by Luke

2019 was given by the EXIF data, so I didn't bother to change it.

And I'll add the Faux Covered Bridge category, just to be cheeky.

And while it's functionality as a bridge is now lost, considering it sat since around 2009, this use is better than totally being scrapped IMO.

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 27, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like another mangled metal truss to me...

Kemp City Park Stage Bridge
Posted January 27, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Hey Luke! Didja mean 2020? Also, is this now a covered bridge? (Smile thingy)