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Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410520

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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)
Inspection (as of 2000)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.20 (out of 100)

Categories 

Closed (2,429)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,720)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pin-connected (3,261)
Pony truss (15,068)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,977)
Structurally deficient (18,538)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,986)
Truss (29,502)
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 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.