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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
Bedstead Pratt 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
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
1
Inventory numbers
KS 000450703003361 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Laced endposts"
  • 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.