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Allen Creek Bridge


Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost pony truss bridge over Allen Creek, 4.0 mi. north and 2.0 mi. east of Americus
Lyon County, Kansas
Built ca. 1930
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56500, -96.23000   (decimal degrees)
38°33'54" N, 96°13'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/741342/4272144 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allen SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
KS 000560939004980 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17985 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
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Built during 1930s (12,173)
Kansas (3,269)
Lost (28,575)
Lyon County, Kansas (156)
One-lane traffic (7,843)
Owned by county (21,618)
Pony truss (17,024)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,425)
Structurally deficient (12,877)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,580)
Truss (35,529)
Wooden deck (6,163)


Allen Creek Bridge
Posted October 7, 2007, by Eric J. Burris (jeburris [at] valu-line [dot] net)

Visited this bridge today, and I am sad to say that it is gone. The bridge can't be accessed from the west side (somebody gated off the road-which is closed anyway). The east entrance is heavily grown up with trees, but a person can walk right up to where the bridge used to be. The rock retaining walls where the ends of the bridge sat are still visible on each side of the river, but that is all that is left.