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Delaware River Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008


BH Photo #125794



Lost bedstead pony truss bridge over Delaware River, 1.8 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Fairview
Brown County, Kansas
Removed but not replaced
Four panel, pin-connected Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.81623, -95.74726   (decimal degrees)
39°48'58" N, 95°44'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/264850/4410972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
KS 000070989203248 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17418 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Lost. Another Brown County truss bridge is lost. Was there a big flood here lately? Maybe a Bridge Rapture?
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • November 10, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • October 24, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories
  • October 13, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • October 3, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Name, Overview, Crosses, Design, and Design Description.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Delaware River Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is a shame. It might explain the mass removal of truss bridges all across the county in the last few years.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by Jim Hennigan (jhennigan101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The county showed up unannounced and removed bridge. Same person owns land on both sides of creek, now has to drive four miles around to farm other side.