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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

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Overview
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. G-9.8
Location
Atchison County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Concrete through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50756, -95.40528   (decimal degrees)
39°30'27" N, 95°24'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/293207/4375865 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
KS 000031025803680 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 75060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
5

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2017: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

From the roadway, this just looks like a standard concrete through girder, yet if you look underneath you will notice that the girder angles downward slightly into the abutment. The KHRI link has a photograph which shows this. I don't know if this odd design has any significance or not.

Unfortunately, I did not take the time to look underneath these bridges when I lived in the area - I was more focused on locating old trusses. That being said, Atchison County has quite a diversity of concrete girder bridges.