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Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018

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BH Photo #433819

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 6.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Mankato
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 76.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.87890, -98.19391   (decimal degrees)
39°52'44" N, 98°11'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/568929/4414627 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mankato NW
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 8 W., Sec. 14
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000450729003164 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17829 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 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)
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Categories 

Beam (14,293)
Built 1912 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,227)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (3,015)
One-lane traffic (7,532)
Open (38,118)
Owned by county (19,991)
Pin-connected (3,682)
Pony truss (15,664)
Queenpost truss (236)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,908)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,358)
Truss (31,118)
Wooden deck (5,992)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted August 28, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Cool 106 y.o. queenpost, maybe hard to see in photos but one end is listing considerably to the side, vertical supports underneath leaning noticeably,very good candidate for collapse with heavy load across, very remote area