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717 Road-Sardine Branch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in March 2021

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BH Photo #493291

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Sardine Branch on 717 Road
Location
Richardson County, Nebraska
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1900
Design
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 100.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.21739, -95.69177   (decimal degrees)
40°13'03" N, 95°41'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270947/4455361 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Verdon
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
5
Inventory number
BH 24488 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1900s (7,474)
Closed (2,721)
Nebraska (1,673)
One-lane traffic (7,668)
Owned by county (21,304)
Pony truss (16,683)
Pratt pony truss (3,816)
Pratt truss (9,840)
Richardson County, Nebraska (64)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,283)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,271)
Truss (34,245)
Wooden deck (6,109)

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • March 20, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 29, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fix GPS

Sources 

Comments 

717 Road-Sardine Branch Bridge
Posted March 23, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Agree, Tony - I will check back on this one, barely hanging on

717 Road-Sardine Branch Bridge
Posted March 21, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice old lightweight Pratt pony that is likely pre-1900. Always a shame to see them this way!

Sardine Branch Bridge
Posted March 20, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

This one is all sorts of a mess....north side of bridge collapsing due to broken supports on west end, usually make it a point to cross every bridge find, not this one, small miracle it hasn't completely cave in yet