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Elk Falls Bridge

Elk Falls Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 6, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Montgomery Street Over Elk River
Location
Elk Falls: Elk County, Kansas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1893 By Builder/Contractor: George E. King Bridge Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
130 Feet (40 Meters)
Structure Length
196 Feet (60 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This is a classic pin-connected Pratt through truss that aside form a missing builder plaque retains outstanding historic integrity and structural condition. The bridge remains preserved for pedestrian use. Efforts to preserve the bridge for this use involved raising funds for a new timber deck, and the names of donors are carved into the timbers on the deck.

This bridge is also noteworthy for its attractive and uncommon (for this type of bridge) approach span bents, which are built-up iron/steel beams.

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