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Eight Mile Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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BH Photo #377832

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek, 1.7 mi. west and 3.0 mi. south of Douglass
Location
Butler County, Kansas, and Cowley County, Kansas
Status
Closed to vehicle traffic
History
Built 1903
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.47571, -97.03951   (decimal degrees)
37°28'33" N, 97°02'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/673353/4149451 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Udall
Land survey
T. 30 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 6 and T. 29 S., R. 4 E., S
Inventory numbers
KS 000080853306480 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17486 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2009)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
50

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yep, still driving Chelsea, who ironically was named after a place in Butler County. I had to have a new engine put in while vacationing in West Virginia in 2013 but other than that she's been doing well. However, after that experience, I usually rent a car for vacation.

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2017, by Ray from KOL

You should go there. Holiday! Take the car. Chelsea was the name? Or did you get a newer ride for Crimbo?

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I somehow managed to miss this one. Like many Kansas bridges, it merits a winter visit. At least it remains in place.

Whoever thinks that there are no trees in Kansas never went bridgehunting there...

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Regret not knocking on neighboring property house door - did not look like a trespassing situation but still barrier to keep at least traffic off was enough....next time. Can see bridge from the distance and decking through trees via satellite.

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2010, by Rob (gin-rob [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge was closed to all traffic in September of 2009 due to bridge being structurally unsound.