Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016
BH Photo #367063
2016 visit clip, pretty neat but severely cannibalized it appears, no more public access down this road
Tony... I visited that bridge you reference with Jim Barker a number of years ago... it definitely isn't missing pieces due to incomplete reassembly... the eyebars were cut and the heads remain dangling from the pins. So its actually a perfect comparison to the Labette Road Bridge.
This one is kinda the same way...
But it has been so for decades, and since I know it isn't the original location I almost wonder if it was simply never completed during the move.
That might be an explanation. I sure hate to see it happen though. Of course, unless you own the bridge, destroying it is a crime.
I have evaluated this bridge and found it to be "a couple cans short of a six pack."
I've seen bridges like this before where random parts have been cut off. The amount of scrap money you would get is negligible. I am increasingly of the opinion that people probably remove these pieces for "redneck projects" ie shoring up the barn, fixing up the truck, legs for a table in the garage, etc.
This bridge is BARELY there - just bits and pieces - very ramshackle - to call it a bridge is pretty generous- will succumb completely very soon I'm afraid and be nothing but abutments....interesting walk down long winding road (old Labette Rd.) to get there - neat old piece of history, regardless
This bridge is of unknown status no longer. The latest Google Earth imagery indicates that it is still standing.
KSHS page for this double span Pratt pony truss:
Yet another Franklin County bridge of unknown status.