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Beaver Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110285

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Beaver Creek, 0.7 mi. south and 2.3 mi. east of Lincoln
Location
Lincoln County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02305, -98.09824   (decimal degrees)
39°01'23" N, 98°05'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/578059/4319721 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shady Bend
Inventory numbers
KS 000530737804345 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17939 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
20

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Changed construction date from ca. 1910 to ca. 1890.
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • October 24, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories
  • July 29, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories

Sources 

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

Comments 

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

Hi Nathan:

Thanks for the feedback. I will change the date to ca. 1890.

Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The font used for the name Carnegie on the metal of this bridge... I have not seen it used on any metal dated to newer than the 1890s. So I suspect this bridge dates to the 1890s or even the 1880s and that the ca. 1910 date is inaccurate.