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Cherry Creek Truss Bridge

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Overview
Lost pin-connected, Pratt through truss bridge over Cherry Creek, 0.6 mi. north and 4.0 mi. west of Skidmore
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Lost
History
Built 1905
Builder
- J.K. Sawyer
Design
Five panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.25423, -94.90481   (decimal degrees)
37°15'15" N, 94°54'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/331074/4124775 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Mineral
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
30
Inventory numbers
KS 000111085006769 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17558 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 11, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited multiple categories to reflect that this bridge is lost.
  • June 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Incorporated new NBI data
  • May 11, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Status - Closed
  • May 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added new NBI Data. Bridge is closed and possibly eligible for the NRHP.
  • November 13, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Overview, Design, and Design Description.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Cherry Creek Truss Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been demolished and replaced by a UCEB. Field checked on 3 July 2010.

Cherry Creek Truss Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was suspecting that J.K. Sawyer was a subcontractor and not the fabricator. Glad that you suspect the same thing.

After looking at the KSHS photo, I am shocked that there is a chance that this bridge might still be standing and open to traffic. Yet another bridge that I had assumed was long gone...

Cherry Creek Truss Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This really looks like a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. span, right down to the shape of the plaque. I wonder if this J.K.Sawyer that is listed could be a contractor that got the bridge from WIBCo. They usually erected their own spans, but probably wouldn't have turned down a sale. If it is one of theirs it dates this bridge to around 1890.

Cherry Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This appears to be the same bridge as http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=021-0000-...

The location appears to be the same, and the bridge in the photo appears to be about the appropriate length. The ground cover in google maps appears to match the photo as well. Both bridges are listed as being constructed ca. 1905. The only difference is this bridge was listed as a pony truss on Bridgehunter. I have changed this as all other data appears to indicate that these two structures are the same bridge.

If you click on the Google maps link above and zoom in, the bridge is not readily apparent as a truss bridge, but it does not look like any construction has taken place lately.