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Smoots Creek Old US 54 Bridge

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Smoots creek bridge

Old Highway 81. West of Wichita Kansas in the town of Midway.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in July 2010

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BH Photo #171409

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Overview
Concrete girder bridge over Smoots Creek on Old US 54, 1.0 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Waterloo
Location
Kingman County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 397.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.66149, -97.93118   (decimal degrees)
37°39'41" N, 97°55'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/594270/4168795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waterloo
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
275
Inventory numbers
KS 000480755206220 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 37968 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1928 (1,088)
Built during 1920s (9,144)
Fence guardrail (190)
Girder (8,619)
Have street view (24,040)
Kansas (2,860)
Kingman County, Kansas (9)
Open (37,445)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,201)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,746)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • August 1, 2010: New photos from Mike LeMasters
  • June 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited GPS Coordinates, added new Street Views.
  • November 2, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

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

Comments 

Smoots Creek Old US 54 Bridge
Posted April 1, 2017, by Peggy Lee Zorba (7)

Creek is named for preacher Claude Henry Smoot. "Repent or I shall smoot thee ... " He was fun to have at picnics.

Smoots Creek Old US 54 Bridge
Posted April 1, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Annual Bridgehunter April Fools Day Joke was very subtle this year. I found it though. You can see it on this, as well as most, pages on this website...