Rating:
6 votes

Baker Bridge

Photos 

Looking from SW Corner Approach

Photo taken by Zach Elliott in March 2012

Enlarge

BH Photo #232143

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Delaware River on abandoned alignment of Kansas State Highway 4 and 16
Location
Jefferson County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1950
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 141.1 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Delaware River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.34036, -95.44799   (decimal degrees)
39°20'25" N, 95°26'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/289030/4357405 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Falls
Inventory number
BH 36320 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2006)
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: 46.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
5

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2017: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 14, 2012: New photo from Zach Elliott
  • May 13, 2012: New photos from Zach Elliott
  • November 10, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • February 26, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in "carries".

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Zach Elliott
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Baker Bridge
Posted March 18, 2012, by Zach Elliott (metallicarox2009 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Took a few photos of the bridge today. Thought you might like to see them!

Delaware River Bridge
Posted May 20, 2011, by Byron Robertson (byron_sheryl [at] msn [dot] com)

Locally known as the Bakers Bridge, closed for many years when K4 and K16 relocated to the north and a new concrete bridge erected greatly increasing in height. Baker is covered by floods easily.