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Muddy Creek Bridge

Photo 

Like many concrete or stone arch bridges in the region, this one could be photographed easier when the foliage is off of the trees. A second arch is hidden behind the tree.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in August 2005

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BH Photo #117044

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span concrete arch bridge over Muddy Creek, 3.2 mi. east and 1.0 mi. north of Douglass
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53406, -96.95131   (decimal degrees)
37°32'03" N, 96°57'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/681011/4156092 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gordon
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85001425 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000080863306400 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Sufficiency rating: 67.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
50

Categories 

Arch (11,238)
Built 1910 (1,034)
Built during 1910s (8,792)
Butler County, Kansas (115)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,635)
Deck arch (10,477)
Have street view (22,466)
Kansas (2,721)
NR-listed (2,842)
One-lane traffic (7,429)
Open (36,834)
Owned by county (18,907)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,705)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,507)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • July 8, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting. I wondered if Walter Sharp might have been involved, but I was not sure how much the company experimented with concrete.

Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2015, by Anonymous

This bridge could have been built by Walter Sharp since it is an example of the type of construction he was experimenting with during this time of its construction.