2 votes

Raymond Bridge


Looking East

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2013


BH Photo #251209


Parker through truss bridge over North Oak Creek on West Raymond Road
Raymond, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Open to traffic
1972, capacity rated 20 Tons - S-2S2(b)
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 108.9 ft.
Total length: 112.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.95883, -96.78883   (decimal degrees)
40°57'32" N, 96°47'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/686085/4536540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory number
BH 55879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 23, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: NBI Import
  • March 23, 2013: Added by Mark Frazier


  • Mark Frazier - mfrazier404 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Raymond Bridge
Posted March 24, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

The vertical struts and upper lateral braces are solid, not laced. The end joint is pinned to the foot. The top chord and end posts are V-laced. None of the diagonals are ties, the are all built-up with battons. The deck is wide. The gussets are fairly big.

So - I would _guess_ 1930's to early 1940's. I would be shocked if it were actually built in 1972!

Raymond Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Well...it was load rated 20 Tons in 1972 so...

Raymond Bridge
Posted March 23, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI gives 1974 build date. Does this look that modern?