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Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Greg Hall

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BH Photo #131572

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Rainbow arch bridge over Rock Creek
Location
Jefferson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Design
Concrete pony arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19229, -95.55165   (decimal degrees)
39°11'32" N, 95°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/279632/4341217 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Meriden
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000440038 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,735

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2017: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • February 26, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old K-4
Posted May 29, 2017, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

This road is old K-4. The current highway was built around 1961-1962.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted April 21, 2013, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

Yeah, I thought those old stone abutments were really interesting when I poked around there. I think they were built for the Leavenworth, Topeka, & Southwestern Railroad, which was for a time jointly operated by the AT&SF and UP, and later publicly owned! The line was probably dismantled around 1933.

The USGS Topographical maps for the Topeka and Oskaloosa regions (30x30, 1894 and subsequent) show the line labeled as the Santa Fe. See also "The People's Railroad" at http://www.kshs.org/publicat/history/2001spring_quastler.pdf

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted July 7, 2008, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Located on 81st Street, on the east edge of Meriden. GPS N39 11.539, W95 33.138

Top photo- Looking East

Next- Looking West

Next- Taken from K-4 bridge looking south. Note abutment on right from a prior bridge. Judging by build date of the Rainbow bridge, possibly a covered bridge?

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