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West Fork Big Blue River Bridge

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Photo taken by Aaron

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BH Photo #413539

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over West Fork Big Blue River on CR-308, 3.7 mi. south and 4 mi. west of Milford
Location
Seward County, Nebraska
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built between 1874 and the mid 1880s rehabbed and or moved here in 1908
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected 4 panel half-hip Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 119.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71725, -97.13933   (decimal degrees)
40°43'02" N, 97°08'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/657156/4509035 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dorchester NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)
45
Inventory number
BH 24656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 15, 2021: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 14, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added builder and approximate build date based on design elements
  • December 10, 2017: New photos from Aaron
  • July 13, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated Bridge Type and GPS

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Comments 

West Fork Big Blue River Bridge
Posted December 14, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Robert,

You are 100% correct. I corrected the listing accordingly.

Sincerely,

Art S.

West Fork Big Blue River Bridge
Posted December 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This looks like an 1880s Wrought Iron Bridge Company product. I am thinking that the date of 1908 is way off. Perhaps that was a rehab date or a move date.