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NW 60th Street-West Branch Walnut River Bridge

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Overview
Stringer bridge over West Branch Walnut River on Local 2n2-25-5
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1919
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 46.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.91171, -96.85370   (decimal degrees)
37°54'42" N, 96°51'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/688675/4198190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Graff
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
50
Inventory numbers
KS 000080873205880 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 79862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.2 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Beam (13,154)
Built 1919 (473)
Built during 1910s (8,994)
Butler County, Kansas (119)
Have street view (24,052)
Kansas (2,860)
Open (37,449)
Owned by county (19,087)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,208)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,220)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

NW 60th Street-West Branch Walnut River Bridge
Posted December 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I suspect that this bridge is actually a concrete through girder not a tee beam. The railings on this bridge are extremely thick which makes me suspect they function as girders. Again, one has to look underneath. I have not had the opportunity to do this.

NW 60th Street-West Branch Walnut River Bridge
Posted December 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Dana and Kay:

Yes, Butler County has some very old concrete bridges. Honestly, I wish I had inspected them closer when I lived in the area. At that time I was still trying to chase down all the trusses and Marsh arches.

I think that Nick was hoping to visit some of these old concrete Bridges especially that large group of them over the various little branches of the Whitewater River.

The key to evaluating these old bridges is going to be looking underneath. With some of these little bridges, the easiest way might be to use a cell phone with a selfie stick. Of course, if anybody has a pair of Wellies they can wade into the muck with an SLR.

NW 60th Street-West Branch Walnut River Bridge
Posted December 29, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Robert Butler County does appear to have a few OLD concrete in well maintained shape. Curious what is underneath NBI lists as Stringer. Similar listed as culverts.