View from overlook
Old Old US 66 (Teardrop Road) features an overlook of this bridge just west of Devil's Elbow
Photo taken by James Baughn
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This appears to use a King design, but also appears to be a Schaub variant truss as well:
I'm hoping to be able to answer where these spans came from, as I assume they date to 1905 like the other bridges with this portal design.
This bridge had the same portal bracing as a group of much older railroad Pratt trusses in southeast Kansas. It does not look like anything that I would expect on a 1940s bridge. It makes me wonder if this one was relocated.
Ain't I brilliant?
The Sign Says:
Goverment Property KEEP OFF
O.Erment is Goverment
Perhaps he used stimulus money.........
Who is O. Ernment and how did he make enough of a fortune to buy a railroad bridge?
The Army may paint the bridge but they don't replace their signs. Taken July 2nd 2009 while on a float trip
WHAT THE ....! A railroad bridge with paint on it? Don't know that I've ever seen one of those!!
Pictures from float trips on June 28 & July 2 2009