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Allen Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #374965

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Allen Creek, 3.0 mi. east and 1.0 mi. south of Americus
Location
Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 74.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.49167, -96.20833   (decimal degrees)
38°29'30" N, 96°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/743477/4264062 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emporia
Inventory numbers
KS 000560939905080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17986 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
10

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,760)
Closed (2,409)
Kansas (2,705)
Lyon County, Kansas (62)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,855)
Pony truss (15,051)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,587)
Structurally deficient (18,441)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,439)
Truss (29,445)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Allen Creek Bridge
Posted January 2, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like it was removed fairly recently. Kansas had some devastating floods in 2007 which destroyed several bridges and severely damaged others, which resulted in their removal over the next couple years.

Allen Creek Bridge
Posted January 2, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Entered from the east today down 230 Rd. - sorry to see this one extant.