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MoPac - Mt. Hope Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain; Published in 1923; Courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society

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BH Photo #501455

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Unnamed Tributary of Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Sedgwick County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad ("MoPac" MP)
Design
Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.86910, -97.67269   (decimal degrees)
37°52'09" N, 97°40'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/616743/4192121 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93618 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Kansas (3,276)
Lost (29,974)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (417)
Owned by railroad (13,727)
Pin-connected (5,037)
Railroad (16,665)
Replaced by new bridge (20,393)
Sedgwick County, Kansas (22)
Through truss (17,847)
Truss (36,744)
Whipple truss (485)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2021: New photo from Luke

Sources 

  • Luke

Comments 

MoPac - Mt. Hope Bridge
Posted July 20, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

Possibly some info for you on this one.

The structure seems to follow a patent by Frederick H. Smith. U.S. Patent 128,449 (1872).

Sincerely,

Art S.

MoPac - Mt. Hope Bridge
Posted July 11, 2021, by Luke

Haven't found a full shot, so I couldn't tell you.

MoPac - Mt. Hope Bridge
Posted July 11, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

The image seems to show the 'vertical' compression members leaning towards the center. Would this be an inclined endpost Post truss?

Regards,

Art S.