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McDowell Creek Bridge

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Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over McDowell Creek on Lower McDowell Road, just off I-70 and McDowell Road
Location
Geary County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06987, -96.64784   (decimal degrees)
39°04'12" N, 96°38'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/703489/4327164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ogden
Inventory numbers
KS 000310895204282 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17748 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,760)
Geary County, Kansas (33)
Kansas (2,705)
Open (36,583)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,051)
Pratt pony truss (3,172)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,805)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,445)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited design.

Sources 

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

Comments 

McDowell Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, I can't seem to find that photograph. I remember that it is a pin-connected Pratt pony truss, probably built ca. 1900.

KSHS has not documented this one to the best of my knowledge.

McDowell Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have seen a photo of this bridge online. I will try to find it again and post a link.

I did not know about this bridge when I lived in Geary County, otherwise I would have visited.

Let me know if you plan to make a trip to Kansas...

McDowell Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hey, this is right off of I-70... And I live right off of I-70!

Google maps says I can be there in 9 Hours and 57 minutes! Think I'll wait til Spring to consider it though!

McDowell Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This looks intriguing too! :-]