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Clear Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2018

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BH Photo #434267

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 1.9 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Lincolnville
Location
Marion County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1887
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 29.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.52458, -96.94849   (decimal degrees)
38°31'29" N, 96°56'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/678835/4266015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lost Springs
Land survey
T. 17 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
25
Inventory numbers
KS 000570863005029 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18015 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 18.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

19th Century (6,472)
Arch (11,355)
Built 1887 (201)
Built during 1880s (1,718)
Deck arch (10,604)
Kansas (2,860)
Marion County, Kansas (83)
Open (37,577)
Owned by county (19,116)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,270)
Stone arch (2,722)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,254)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

....and some signs of repairs over the years, and disrepairs - few blocks fallen/washed down creek

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Glad noone gave up on this one.....there is an unmapped road "Wagon Wheel" that is in fact still open running on W side of creek, right behind local K-12 Centre School (not "Center") all the way N to bridge and beyond, way too muddy today to drive it (especially with my old camp trailer attached, so walked it, and a first for me at least, an engraved keystone - 1887 indeed. Where this road goes, have no clue, love all these mystery roads

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Check the adjusted pin position. Still shown in 2017 NBI.

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Possible to change status on this one to "replaced" ? Thanks!

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well that is a shame. Stone Arch Bridges in this area are usually safe from demolition but apparently this one was not saved. I was hoping to visit it at some point.

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2017, by Ron Reber

Bridge no longer exists, has been replaced.