Rating:
3 votes

Honey Creek Bridge

Photo 

This bridge is a five panel, pin connected Pratt through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2002

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BH Photo #111870

Map 

Description 

Has the resemblance of a King built span.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Honey Creek, 2.5 mi. east of Climax
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Closed
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss, likely wrought iron.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.72225, -96.19772   (decimal degrees)
37°43'20" N, 96°11'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/746982/4178695 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Severy North
Inventory numbers
KS 000370943006140 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2013)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
37

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status.
  • January 24, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed wayward coordinates
  • January 4, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified date
  • July 13, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Added a common, but erroneous alternate name. Bridge is often called the "Otter Creek Bridge" even though it crosses Honey Creek.
  • May 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Incorporated new NBI Data.
  • February 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • December 11, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed GPS Coordinates
  • March 2, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Name" and "Overview"
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder
  • February 18, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ms. Petersen:

Thank you for your comment. I will update the page in response. This bridge appears to be an 1880s wrought iron structure. It would be great to find a way to preserve it in the adjacent wildlife area or State Park.

Robert

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2016, by Priscilla Petersen (priscilla [dot] petersen [at] ks [dot] gov)

This bridge has been closed to traffic owing to financial constraints.

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted March 31, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge does not appear on the 2015 NBI. Google Maps indicates that it may be closed to traffic. Hopefully it won't become a pile of scrap...

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This little beauty looks a lot like the Piano Bridge in Texas...without the ramp approaches.

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The NBI now considers this bridge to be possibly eligible for the NRHP. I have not yet nominated it for a TRUSS award as I have sent several to the webmaster already. It would be a shame if this old bridge were to be demolished however.

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted April 10, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would agree. There is little doubt that this pin-connected bridge was built well before 1930. Perhaps it was moved or rehabilitated then, but not built.

I also suspect that this bridge might be constructed of wrought iron instead of steel.

Honey Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The date of this structure is way off. It looks like a King Bridge Co. product of the 1880's. Probably made of wrought iron.