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Rocky Ford Bridge

Rocky Ford Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 4, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Road P Over Cottonwood River
Location
Rural: Lyon County, Kansas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
215 Feet (65.53 Meters)
Structure Length
219 Feet (66.75 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
560951005247

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With a 215 foot span length, this pin-connected truss bridge has a substantial span length commonly associated with Whipple truss configurations, yet this bridge instead uses the Pratt truss. On account of the span length, the trusses are deep (tall) and have substantial sway bracing as a result. The construction date for this bridge is unknown. The 1910 construction date given in the inventory is inaccurate, likely used as a "default date." The bridge has Carnegie brands on some of the plate that display the font style used by the company in the 1880s up until around 1895. The bridge likely dates to this period.

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