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Muddy Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Muddy Creek
Location
Jefferson County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15829, -95.58865   (decimal degrees)
39°09'30" N, 95°35'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/276328/4337533 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 10 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 24 & 25
Inventory number
BH 78025 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Jefferson County, Kansas (38)
Kansas (2,702)
Lost (18,681)
Lost 1991 (293)
Lost during 1990s (3,707)
Pratt through truss (4,598)
Pratt truss (8,018)
Replaced by new bridge (12,378)
Through truss (12,897)
Truss (29,443)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2017: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was an incredible wrought iron Pratt truss. Essentially, it was practically a Pratt version of the Clarks Creek Whipple Truss in Geary County. It had the same pole style sway bracing. I would not be surprised if it was an 1870s King Bridge Co. structure. It might have had cast iron portal bracings as well. Check out the KHSH PDF.

I really wish we could get this one back...