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Buffalo Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410507

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 3.4 mi. east of Randall
Location
Jewell County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.62500, -97.98051   (decimal degrees)
39°37'30" N, 97°58'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/587498/4386633 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scottsville
Land survey
T. 5 S., R. 6 W., Sec. 10
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000450751403520 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built during 1920s (9,213)
Closed (2,500)
Jewell County, Kansas (69)
Kansas (2,887)
One-lane traffic (7,521)
Owned by county (19,215)
Pin-connected (3,621)
Pony truss (15,284)
Pratt pony truss (3,276)
Pratt truss (8,281)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,019)
Stone Abutments (59)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,180)
Truss (30,158)
Wooden deck (5,908)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Stone Abutments"
  • 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 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

very nice curved stone abutment on one end

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

This one is CLOSED. 2 different ponies very close in proximity (at least, may have missed a 3rd just west of this one), very similar in design.