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Osage Road Spring Creek Bridge


Looking north. This bridge is located on a dry weather only road.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2008


BH Photo #128555



Pratt through truss bridge over Spring Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 6.0 mi. west of Green
Clay County, Kansas
Unknown status
Built 1903
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 125.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45818, -97.10881   (decimal degrees)
39°27'29" N, 97°06'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/662705/4369330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clay Center NE
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
KS 000140845003746 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17590 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 22, 2011: New photos from Joe Underwood
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • November 24, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • November 18, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Design, and Design Description.


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


Spring Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Gotta love these chain-link guardrails!

They might keep a person from falling in the stream, but doubt they will stop a vehicle. They sure won't stop the bridge from being damaged. I'm guessing this bridge must have been built without lattice guardrails, as I can't see any logical reason they would replace them with fencing.