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Spencer's Crossing Bridge

Spencer's Crossing Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 4, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
2370 Road Over Pottawatomie Creek
Location
Rural: Anderson County, Kansas: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 4 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1885 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
128 Feet (39.01 Meters)
Structure Length
230 Feet (70.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
000021057105228

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View National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form For This Bridge

This bridge was closed to traffic in 2001 and bypassed and abandoned in 2005. The new bridge is right next to the historic bridge. This bridge is a great example of the typical details of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, especially since it illustrates both through and pony truss forms. Some of the truss members were damaged (likely by vehicles) with welded repairs made, including replacing a section of pony truss top chord with a section of top chord salvaged from another bridge. This is evident because the welded section of top chord has an extra unused pin hole.

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