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Wolf Creek Bridge

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All angles looking south

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016

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BH Photo #367898

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek, 4.0 mi. west of Sylvan Grove
Location
Lincoln County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 97.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01323, -98.46763   (decimal degrees)
39°00'48" N, 98°28'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/546090/4318379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sylvan Grove
Land survey
T. 12 S., R. 10 W., Sec. 17 and 18
Inventory numbers
KS 000530699004362 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17970 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,806)
Kansas (2,730)
Lincoln County, Kansas (39)
Open (36,893)
Owned by county (18,923)
Pony truss (15,085)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,015)
Structurally deficient (18,552)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,001)
Truss (29,552)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Awesome news. I am looking forward to seeing your photographs. I have spent plenty of time in North Central Kansas, but much of that was before Bridgehunter even existed - or at least it was in its infancy.

I decided to start contributing after the demolition of the Bennington Bridge (Ottawa County) in 2006.

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Mistake on that one - saw so many bridges yesterday...correct photo, wrong comment - floorboards obviously in place, very sturdy, love the fact that it might be even older.

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is always nice to find a Bedstead. I would say that the Kansas Default Date of 1910 is the latest that this one could have been built. 1895-1905 is a more likely range.

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

This was a fun one, parked my car near intersection to the north, walked in dried up mud covered road / field to the south where it rests comfortably, very solid, all one piece except for floorboards missing looks like, nice survivor, no plaques, shotgun signs