Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler
BH Photo #413595
Thanks Robert.That is one big turtle.Clark,i've dealt with snapping turtles who've stolen fish off of my stringer,thank you.Thanks again guys.
You can tell a snapping turtle because it's clamped on to your steel toe boot and it still hurts.
May I suggest: haunched concrete deck girder?
The turtle is an Ornate Box Turtle. They are very common in Kansas and the Midwest. The Ornate Box Turtle is the official State Reptile of Kansas.
Pardon me for not talking about bridges but Nick,is that a snapping turtle in photo number 3?I'm asking because here in Pa only snapping turtles get that big.
I was noticing that there are not multiple beams underneath the bridge. This was why I suspected it might have been a rigid frame but I had not thought about concrete deck girder.
Its either a rigid-frame or a concrete deck girder. If it were a t-beam we would see more than two longitudinal beams.
So how would the concrete bridge experts classify this one? Rigid frame? Curved Tee beam?