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Porcupine Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410539

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Porcupine Creek, 5.0 mi. south and 0.9 mi. west of Esbon
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Dropped from NBI after 2008
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.74116, -98.44848   (decimal degrees)
39°44'28" N, 98°26'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/547254/4399174 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cawker City NW
Inventory numbers
KS 000450703003361 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
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: 26.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1

Categories 

Abandoned (3,047)
Built 1900 (893)
Built during 1900s (6,325)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,721)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pin-connected (3,265)
Pony truss (15,068)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,703)
Structurally deficient (18,536)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,986)
Truss (29,505)
Wooden deck (5,869)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 10, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Porcupine Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another Bedstead with laced endposts and intact legs. To be honest, I had figured that this one was lost. The fact that it is extant is a bonus. This is another one that is well worth saving. I know we can't save every bridge out there but these bedsteads are not nearly as common as they used to be.

Porcupine Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Got there at sundown. Beauty old bedstead, hanging on.