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Labette Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #376542

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Double span Pratt pony truss bridge over Labette Creek, 4.0 mi. north and 2.5 mi. west of Chetopa
Location
Labette County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1903
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 170.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.10579, -95.15036   (decimal degrees)
37°06'21" N, 95°09'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/308922/4108771 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altamont
Inventory numbers
KS 000501057506980 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17911 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
20

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 3, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and moved pin from the other end of the county to the bridge.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Labette Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

And over here, ladies and gentlemen, we have a bridge dragging its heels...

Hard to tell on my mobile device, but it appears that perhaps the collapsed approach is partially propping up the bridge.

Labette Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Looooong hike from the east down deserted county road to this double- beauty today. Falling apart on the west end, the abutment/support has slid into creek, sort of amazing that end hasn't completely collapsed. Fantastic old survivor, absolutely love it, beautiful spot.

Labette Creek Bridge
Posted August 3, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away there was a Google Maps pin for this bridge...it has been returned to the bridge.

Google Maps indicates that this bridge is a double span, 5 panel Pratt pony truss.