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Sherdahl Bridge

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Sherdahl Bridge

The Belleville Telescope: June 12 1908

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BH Photo #457597

Description 

Named for a lost community that used to exist to the East of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Former Road
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; washed out in 1935.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
(4)7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 475.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85672, -97.83747   (decimal degrees)
39°51'24" N, 97°50'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/599441/4412501 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 5 W., Sec. 24
Elevation
1460 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 86913 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,346)
Beam (16,880)
Built 1899 (430)
Built during 1890s (3,191)
Destroyed by flood (600)
Kansas (3,269)
Lally columns (347)
Lost (28,431)
Lost 1935 (84)
Lost during 1930s (861)
Pin-connected (4,688)
Pratt through truss (6,053)
Pratt truss (10,291)
Republic County, Kansas (42)
Through truss (16,748)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,506)
Truss (35,420)
Wooden deck (6,159)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (442)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 11, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com