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Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410520

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 0.7 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Randall
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62864, -98.10004   (decimal degrees)
39°37'43" N, 98°06'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/577235/4386928 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Randall
Inventory numbers
KS 000450739003507 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Closed (2,500)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,844)
Owned by county (19,009)
Pin-connected (3,514)
Pony truss (15,188)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,166)
Structurally deficient (18,032)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,102)
Truss (29,878)
Wooden deck (5,894)

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

Love this one. 1896, plaque intact (mostly). Few unique features, good-looking curved abutment slowly decaying, rotting boards - just awesome, wish it someluck but odds against it's survival.