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Fly Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #398694

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Fly Creek on Local Rd. 17-I.2
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists-replaced by a culvert
History
Built 1886
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 57.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.10333, -94.93500   (decimal degrees)
37°06'12" N, 94°56'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/328055/4108087 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Melrose
Inventory numbers
KS 000111081206980 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47595 (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 

19th Century (6,178)
Built 1886 (170)
Built during 1880s (1,642)
Cherokee County, Kansas (44)
Kansas (2,705)
Lost (18,686)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,049)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,903)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,439)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 9, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

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

Also just a hint of what might have been an abutment on the west-side of the Creek under a tree

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

Was very much looking forward to seeing an 1886 open pony truss bridge .... no such luck - looks like it was replaced long ago, walked the bank of the creek about a 100 yd south just to make sure, would have been neat to see in the day