Rating:
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Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2008

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BH Photo #116196

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.6 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Randall
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2011
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63059, -98.00639   (decimal degrees)
39°37'50" N, 98°00'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/585270/4387229 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Randall
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
35
Inventory numbers
KS 000450749003506 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 25, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates - this bridge is not located in the middle of a cornfield.
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.
  • July 29, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • June 30, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted December 3, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks Bill, I appreciate that.

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 30, 2012, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

So are we.

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted November 30, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, shucks, glad I photographed it beforehand.

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

"Ca 1910" seem to be a default date for many truss bridges in Kansas. It is commonly used for bridges that appear to have been built prior to that year based on design (ie pin-connected members). This bridge is no exception.

Without checking county records, I would guess that 1910 would be about the latest that this bridge could have been constructed.