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Fly Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #376975

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Fly Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 2.9 mi. west of Melrose
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Bypassed by a low-water crossing
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01667, -95.01167   (decimal degrees)
37°01'00" N, 95°00'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/321038/4098613 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chetopa
Inventory numbers
KS 000111073107100 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20

Categories 

Cherokee County, Kansas (44)
Closed (2,405)
Have street view (22,040)
Kansas (2,693)
One-lane traffic (7,421)
Owned by county (18,846)
Pony truss (15,046)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,889)
Structurally deficient (18,407)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,635)
Truss (29,433)
Warren pony truss (2,946)
Warren truss (5,783)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 27, 2015: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • January 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and Design Description

Sources 

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

Comments 

Fly Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cherokee County is definitely a long haul from Lawrence!

This is a very lightweight bridge. I suspect that it might have been a low - cost solution for a very rural road with light traffic. Bridges like this are rare and usually only found in rural areas. Thanks to Cherokee County for allowing it to remain in place when it was bypassed by the ford. This means that at least it has a chance to be preserved.

Fly Creek Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Great one this January afternoon, visited on long KS all-day trek out of Lawrence