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Spencer's Crossing Bridge

Photos 

Looking southeast. Construction on the new bridge had not yet begun. The main span is an eight panel, pin connected, Pratt through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2004

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BH Photo #111872

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Pottawatomie Creek, 0.6 mi. west and 0.1 mi. north of Greeley
Location
Anderson County, Kansas
Status
Preserved
History
Built 1885 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. Closed to traffic in 2001 and bypassed in 2005
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 229.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37779, -95.13652   (decimal degrees)
38°22'40" N, 95°08'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/313375/4249893 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garnett NW
Inventory numbers
NRHP 89002177 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000021057105228 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
50

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • January 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History, Future Prospects and Approach Design. Removed "2005" from year lost, because the bridge is still extant.
  • November 30, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited GPS Coordinates.
  • November 15, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories
  • March 2, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • March 1, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • February 26, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "overview", "status" and "status description" to reflect current status of bridge.
  • February 18, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com