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Deer Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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BH Photo #378894

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 2.4 mi. north of Atchison
Location
Atchison County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition.
History
Built 1925
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60397, -95.14371   (decimal degrees)
39°36'14" N, 95°08'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/315952/4385998 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Atchison West
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 20 E., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
5
Inventory numbers
KS 000031053503544 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17362 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.3 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Atchison County, Kansas (65)
Built 1925 (1,230)
Built during 1920s (9,485)
Doomed (1,066)
Kansas (3,052)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,217)
Owned by county (20,055)
Pony truss (15,700)
Pratt pony truss (3,477)
Pratt truss (8,744)
Riveted (2,052)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,603)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,373)
Truss (31,244)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • February 16, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

Comments 

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Atchison County is actually the applicant for the permit/project. I guess I should have clarified that when I posted this. So if anyone was having a slow day, it was the county...

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not sure why the Army Corps are so worried about this one...

Slow Week... Month... Year in the office?

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Aaah....sort of flattered but also, this is sad news...

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Don Morrison

You can see the top of the red 20# lp cylinder at the end post and the nice white jacket with blue cuffs (or whatever it is) under the bridge.

There'd be beer cans too, if it was in Iowa. lol

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Don Morrison

... and the permit page 2 appears to include Nick's BH photos. 8^O

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 12, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Army Corps Permit for removal filed. Attached.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 863,194 bytes)

Deer Creek Bridge
Posted February 16, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Open road although street signs have been removed, feels pretty remote although close to highway - neat pony