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Grant Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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BH Photo #402627

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Grant Creek on a local road, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Layton
Location
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1930
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.07696, -96.39383   (decimal degrees)
37°04'37" N, 96°23'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/731675/4106588 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Vale East
Land survey
T. 34 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 23
Inventory numbers
KS 000100921207025 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1975)
10

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 17, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Fixed GPS

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Comments 

Grant Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am pleasantly surprised to see that this bridge is still in place. Usually when the bridge has not had an inspection since 1991 it is not necessarily a good sign.

This one is definitely older than 1930. Try circa 1900. I suspect that the date of 1930 probably refers to when the concrete pylons were poured.

Nice find!

Grant Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Wow, this one - road closed to west, road and bridge absolutely not open to auto traffic,long long long walk down deserted road to east between fence lines to this one. Special little bridge.