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Silver Creek Bridge

Photos 

Silver Creek stone bridge

Photo taken April 2008

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters

BH Photo #148836

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span stone arch bridge over Silver Creek, 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Tisdale
Location
Cowley County, Kansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built ca. 1890
Builder
- Walter Sharp Bridge Co.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 45.9 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.20100, -96.84322   (decimal degrees)
37°12'04" N, 96°50'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/691407/4119349 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eaton
Land survey
T. 33 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 1
Inventory numbers
KS 000180875106860 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15

Categories 

19th Century (6,161)
Arch (11,158)
Built during 1890s (2,457)
Cowley County, Kansas (64)
Deck arch (10,402)
Kansas (2,690)
NR-listed (2,841)
One-lane traffic (7,420)
Open (36,427)
Owned by county (18,814)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,494)
Stone arch (2,638)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,217)
Walter Sharp Bridge Co. (9)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 25, 2015: New photo from Rob Brock
  • November 8, 2009: New photo from Mike LeMasters
  • September 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Builders
  • February 1, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike LeMasters
  • Rob Brock - k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Silver Creek Bridge
Posted November 25, 2015, by Rob Brock (k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Add some HDR photos of this nice bridge, taken 11/2015

Silver Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2008, by Robert L Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I recently uploaded photos of a nearby bridge on this page by mistake. Those two pics have now been moved to the appropriate bridge page.