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Buffalo Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410498

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Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Randall
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Design
4-panel, pinned Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63258, -98.02509   (decimal degrees)
39°37'57" N, 98°01'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/583663/4387432 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Randall
Inventory numbers
KS 000450747003505 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
15

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 

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I see what you did there!

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice lightweight bedstead with laced endposts and the Legs STILL intact! Could possibly be wrought iron as it is rare to see a steel one without amputations.

Gem of a find! ...Oh, wait JEWELL of a find!! ;-)

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I agree with bedsteads! We had a crapload in Owen County, Indiana. Now there is only one. Go Nick!!

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nick has confirmed it! We have a Bedstead truss! These little bridges have gained a lot of historical significance in recent decades due to attrition. As far as I am concerned, all remaining bedsteads are nationally significant.

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

Old original crumbling stone reinforcement wall/abutment underneath on one end.

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

Bedstead. Very nice. Seems particulatly tall vs. traditional bedsteads found in KS.

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted August 16, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This looks like a possible Bedstead based on Google Imagery.