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Whitewater Creek Bridge

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Overview
Lost, or possibly relocated pony truss bridge formerly over Whitewater Creek, 1.5 mi. south of Whitewater
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists - but may have been moved.
History
Built 1907; replaced 2003
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94179, -97.14863   (decimal degrees)
37°56'30" N, 97°08'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/662680/4200973 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitewater
Inventory numbers
KS 000080841205840 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17513 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2007)
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 2006)
60

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status and Status Description - I am not sure which pony truss got moved off of the Whitewater.
  • September 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co."
  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and moved pin to the correct bridge.
  • July 12, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Whitewater River (Kansas)"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted September 19, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I added the builder based on the KSHS link.

Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KHRI link with photo:

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=015-0000-00402

Note, although Google Maps labels this stream as "Gypsum Creek", it is actually the West Branch of the Whitewater River.

Sometime around the year 2000, I saw a newspaper article about an individual who purchased a doomed pony truss bridge over the Whitewater River for reuse on his property. I am not sure if it was this one or not.