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Access Road Kill Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016

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BH Photo #367562

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker pony truss bridge over Kill Creek on Access Road/Spoon Creek Road
Location
Johnson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic but appears to have controlled access
Design
Parker pony truss
Also called
Spoon Creek Road Kill Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91985, -94.98308   (decimal degrees)
38°55'11" N, 94°58'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/328080/4309751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Inventory number
BH 57807 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Johnson County, Kansas (38)
Kansas (2,728)
Open (36,888)
Owned by federal government (1,007)
Parker pony truss (346)
Parker truss (1,527)
Pony truss (15,080)
Truss (29,545)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 30, 2013: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Access Road Kill Creek Bridge
Posted October 15, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one is a bit of a journey to get to - seems like any specific place you choose to park, it is still a hike through the woods or along lengthy nature trails to get to the barbed-wire fence that is adjacent to the bridge itself which is on some sort of controlled property - I know K-State has an extension in this part of the property which can be visited during the weekdays, I believe otherwise just get on your maps and follow course to dropped pin....pony is relatively not that old looks like - mid-century perhaps, no plaque found

Access Road Kill Creek Bridge
Posted August 30, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bing Maps indicates a Parker pony truss over Kill Creek at this location. My suspicion is this area is part of the old Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant which was built during World War II and continued operations into the late 1980s or early 1990s. It has been targeted as a federal clean-up site, so who knows what could become of the bridge.

I suspect that this is probably a newer truss bridge (mid 20th Century), but I am pretty certain that it is not a MOB.