Rating:
2 votes

Mission Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

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BH Photo #127036

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead pony truss bridge over Mission Creek in Horton
Location
Brown County, Kansas
Status
Lost
History
Built 1905
Design
3 panel, pin connected, Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65678, -95.52135   (decimal degrees)
39°39'24" N, 95°31'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/283691/4392702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Horton
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000071013303468 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Lost.
  • October 30, 2013: Updated by J.P.: bridge is closed
  • February 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • November 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • October 31, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mission Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just checked satellite imagery it is gone. There has been a major elimination of truss bridges in Brown County in just the last year. I can't figure out this mass disappearance. Have the aliens been abducting our bridges?

Mission Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, I hope it is just closed and not lost. I am not too optimistic based on the streetview.