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Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018

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BH Photo #433452

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.9 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Randall
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62728, -97.98759   (decimal degrees)
39°37'38" N, 97°59'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/586888/4386879 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jamestown NW
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 6 W., Sec. 9
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000450751003509 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17850 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,177)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,949)
One-lane traffic (7,533)
Open (38,386)
Owned by county (19,745)
Pin-connected (3,659)
Pony truss (15,559)
Pratt pony truss (3,359)
Pratt truss (8,504)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,482)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,909)
Truss (30,960)
Wooden deck (5,990)

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 20, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

Comments 

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted September 18, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thanks, Art !!

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted August 21, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nick,

Great shots! I'm not as good at Pratt ponies from this era but a bit of a guess as to the builder, based on the railings: I'm guessing Massillon Bridge Co. with a mid 1880s - mid 1890s build date.

Regards,

Art S.

Buffalo Creek Bridge
Posted August 20, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Very pretty survivor this one