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Mud Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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BH Photo #379864

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Mud Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 0.2 mi. east of Manchester
Location
Dickinson County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 29.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07500, -97.30833   (decimal degrees)
39°04'30" N, 97°18'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/646334/4326461 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchester
Inventory numbers
KS 000210823304280 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20

Categories 

Abandoned (3,056)
Dickinson County, Kansas (45)
Kansas (2,731)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pony truss (15,088)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,739)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,936)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Mud Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very nice, and possibly even pre - 1900. Ca. 1900 would be my guess.

Mud Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

currently dropped pin denotes this old unimpressive thing on east side of tracks, iron bridge 150 yards west of tracks on same straight E-W line

Mud Creek Bridge
Posted February 22, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Approached from the east down old public 3300 Road, the current dropped pin is actually the location of a concrete arch little bridge, you need to cross the tracks and continue west to get to the correct bridge...reminds me of several 19th century light traffic bridges I've run into....a neat old thing with a lot of lumber left