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South Branch Ogden River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Kingpost pony truss bridge over South Branch Ogden River on 7450 East Road
Location
Weber County, Utah
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1900 ; Lost 2016
Design
Kingpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25076, -111.76913   (decimal degrees)
41°15'03" N, 111°46'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/435560/4566879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Huntsville
Inventory number
BH 79644 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2017: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

South Branch Ogden River Bridge
Posted December 9, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

'Scuse me, sir. We need the space occupied by your body. We'll make a great digital record of you then dispose of your actual body. You may start speaking....

South Branch Ogden River Bridge
Posted December 8, 2017, by Matt Lohry

They’re all high-fiving themselves because they “preserved it digitally”!! EPIC FAIL

South Branch Ogden Creek Bridge
Posted December 8, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a real tragedy. Utah has very few historic bridges, and I never knew (nor apparently did anyone on BridgeHunter) that this forest service land had a rare Kingpost pony truss, and I only found out about it because of a news article about its demolition. This is shameful on the part of the Forest Service. A bridge this small and rare should at least have restored and been preserved in a new location.