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Middle Creek Bridge

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Middle Creek rushing over low-water crossing.

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in March 2010

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BH Photo #159775

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Middle Creek, 1.2 mi. north and 0.4 mi. east of Boicourt
Location
Linn County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by low water crossing
History
Built ca. 1880
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 98.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28703, -94.71241   (decimal degrees)
38°17'13" N, 94°42'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/350237/4239049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boicourt
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000541103105360 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
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Categories 

19th Century (7,626)
Built during 1880s (2,010)
Kansas (3,195)
Linn County, Kansas (20)
Lost (24,971)
One-lane traffic (7,613)
Owned by county (20,849)
Pony truss (16,241)
Replaced by new bridge (16,767)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,103)
Structurally deficient (14,102)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,598)
Truss (32,958)
Wooden deck (6,073)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2010: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • November 9, 2008: Updated by Ruth Reynolds

Sources 

  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Middle Creek Bridge
Posted March 30, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

A bridge was there only 5 years ago? Hard to believe but I guess it could be. Maybe the crossing has an NBI#.

I might be wrong but we always called stream crossings like that a ford. You might get a grin if you take a look at this entry. http://bridgehunter.com/in/dearborn/happy-hollow-rd-tunnel/