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Tongue River Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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Facts 

Overview
Parker Pony truss bridge over Tongue River on CN3-71
Location
Sheridan County, Wyoming
Status
Replaced by a new bridge, truss part sits on ground just south of new bridge
History
Built 1917,replaced 2008
Design
Parker Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.89070, -107.21011   (decimal degrees)
44°53'27" N, 107°12'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/325478/4973185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ranchester
Inventory numbers
WY ECV (Wyoming bridge identifier)
BH 35817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
180

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2016: Updated by James McCray: Updated bridge to show that the truss is saved and is sitting on ground just south of new bridge as per satellite view.
  • March 24, 2008: Updated by James McCray
  • March 22, 2008: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Tongue River Bridge
Posted June 26, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... I just didn't look hard enough!

Tongue River Bridge
Posted June 25, 2016, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Sure looks like a bridge to me, right under the red pin. The deck looks overgrown with grass.

Tongue River Bridge
Posted June 25, 2016, by Anonymous

Well, a couple of us humans looked, and a couple of us still couldn't see it.

Tongue River Bridge
Posted June 25, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If a human was to look at google earth or maps that human will see that the truss has been kept and is sitting on the ground just south of the new bridge. Hopefully, someone will get curious and go confirm this, but for now, my word has to stand.

Tongue River Bridge
Posted June 23, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A new bridge is shown in satellite imagery, was it relocated somewhere else?

Tongue River Bridge- not replaced in 2008
Posted June 23, 2016, by Wyomingite (wyomingresident [at] wyoming [dot] com)

This is the oldest remaining truss bridge in the state of Wyoming. It was not replaced in 2008.