Birch Creek Bridge, Osage County

Built in 1936, this is one of three nearly identical curved-top Warren ponies in Osage County. The others are in Fairfax, and near Wolco.

Above, a view through the bridge. The Warren span is 100 feet long with a 35-foot long Stringer approach. Both spans have a 15-foot wide concrete deck.

Below, a side view. The waters of Birch Creek lap high here, because of Hulah Lake.

Above, 1936 WPA stamps in the concrete.

Below, a deck view of the truss. Note the very old-fashioned style of lattice work on the railings.

Above, another deck view with the approach span in the foreground.

Below, a side view of this interesting truss. The odd spread of dates the three examples of this bridge was constructed lead us to believe that this span was moved here from another location, a common occurrence in the strained years of the 30's and 40's


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