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Plum Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

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BH Photo #125811

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Plum Creek, 0.4 mi. south and 5.6 mi. west of Powhattan
Location
Brown County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75422, -95.74261   (decimal degrees)
39°45'15" N, 95°44'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265038/4404076 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairview
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
237
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000070003 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

5-panel truss (476)
Brown County, Kansas (90)
Built 1945 (262)
Built during 1940s (3,899)
Kansas (3,046)
Open (38,203)
Owned by county (20,046)
Pony truss (15,692)
Pratt pony truss (3,473)
Pratt truss (8,732)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,176)
Structurally deficient (15,859)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,371)
Truss (31,215)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates - moved the balloon from a nearby cornfield.
  • October 13, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com