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Spillman Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016

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BH Photo #367907

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Spillman Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 0.2 mi. east of Denmark
Location
Lincoln County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06975, -98.26070   (decimal degrees)
39°04'11" N, 98°15'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/563954/4324776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vesper
Land survey
T. 11 S., R. 8 W., Sec. 30
Inventory numbers
KS 000530721004283 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17955 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,748)
Closed (2,405)
Functionally obsolete (7,984)
Kansas (2,693)
Lincoln County, Kansas (39)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pony truss (15,049)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,891)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,638)
Truss (29,437)
Wooden deck (5,863)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

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

Thanks for catching this one. I would say that the Kansas Default Date of 1910 is probably not too far off in this case.

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

Very long and bumpy drive N off 18 hiway down farm roads, past some abandoned old homes to get to this little guy - worth a look.