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Rocky Ford Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: June 4, 2016
Rural: Lyon County, Kansas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
215.0 Feet (65.5 Meters)
219.0 Feet (66.8 Meters)
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Additional Information: This bridge was moved here from its previous location over the Kansas City Stockyards in 1907 by A.M. Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri.
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
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