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Branch Limestone Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410530

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Limestone Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Ionia
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1912
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65435, -98.36237   (decimal degrees)
39°39'16" N, 98°21'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/554701/4389589 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ionia
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 9 W., Sec. 32
Inventory numbers
KS 000450711003480 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
10

Categories 

Built 1912 (733)
Built during 1910s (8,791)
Closed (2,429)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,721)
One-lane traffic (7,428)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pin-connected (3,261)
Pony truss (15,068)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,702)
Structurally deficient (18,538)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,506)
Truss (29,503)
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 

Branch Limestone Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is so bizarre, I don't know where to start...

Endposts pinned to the substructure in an odd fashion, eyebars with oversized loops, bottom chord well below the deck...

It is an odd duck, but a very beautiful one! This one should receive a high priority for preservation.

Branch Limestone Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one is CLOSED. Pretty queenpost off the beaten path.