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Wolf Pen Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #376971

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two span stone arch bridge over Wolf Pen Creek, 3.4 mi. east and 1.0 mi. south of Elsmore
Location
Allen County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Two span stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 17.1 ft.
Total length: 36.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.77667, -95.09000   (decimal degrees)
37°46'36" N, 95°05'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/315938/4183093 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moran SE
Inventory numbers
KS 000011063906060 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17336 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
10

Categories 

Allen County, Kansas (37)
Arch (11,190)
Built during 1920s (8,751)
Deck arch (10,429)
Kansas (2,693)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Open (36,528)
Owned by county (18,846)
Span length under 25 feet (5,760)
Stone arch (2,647)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,838)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Design and Number of main spans.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Wolf Pen Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very nice. If the ca. 1920 date is correct, this is a very late stone arch bridge (save for the WPA bridges).

Wolf Pen Creek Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Wow. Gorgeous. Few bits missing now, but hanging tough, and still very much open to traffic. Pretty January day for some first photos.

Wolf Pen Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)