Salt Creek Bridge, Osage County

Fairfax Lake Road Bridge

It was a real surprise finding this bridge on a road that basically goes nowhere. Two 120' state-standard designs combine along with a steel stringer approach at each end to create this high crossing above Salt Creek. Records give a date of 1930, but the piers bear evidence that the bridge was widened in the late 40's or early 50's. The portal design and wide curbs further support this notion.


Above, a deck view through the spans.

In the picture below, you can see the sway bracing. The sway bracing has been beefed up in this bridge because of the windy conditions found at this location. On the day I visited this bridge it was only moderately windy, yet the wind really came barreling thru.


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