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Limestone Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410435

Map 

Description 

NBI 2012 shows closed, dropped in later editions.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 0.3 mi. east of Ionia
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 74.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63982, -98.33890   (decimal degrees)
39°38'23" N, 98°20'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/556726/4387990 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ionia
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 9 W., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
25
Inventory numbers
KS 000450713303500 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (13,389)
Bedstead Pratt pony truss (333)
Bedstead truss (506)
Closed (2,500)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,887)
Laced endposts (155)
One-lane traffic (7,521)
Owned by county (19,215)
Pin-connected (3,621)
Pony truss (15,284)
Pratt pony truss (3,276)
Pratt truss (8,281)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,347)
Timber stringer (3,495)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,726)
Truss (30,158)
Wooden deck (5,908)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Laced endposts"
  • November 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

Comments 

Limestone Creek Bridge
Posted November 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Top o' the county's priority list, I'm sure....1) House-jack Limestone Creek Bridge back up ASAP

Limestone Creek Bridge
Posted November 8, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That'll buff out...

Limestone Creek Bridge
Posted November 8, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Bedstead !! Collapsing !! Noooooo.....should've been saved, long ago. Road and bridge very much closed, wouldn't be surprised if noone had checked in on this one in a loooooong time. Sad.