Rating:
6 votes

Antelope Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Sheldon Wiens

BH Photo #193022

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Antelope Creek on 140th Road
Location
Marion County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.27500, -97.19000   (decimal degrees)
38°16'30" N, 97°11'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/658324/4237876 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsboro
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000570230 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 46849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
74

Categories 

Built 1946 (184)
Built during 1940s (3,566)
Continuous (1,885)
Have street view (22,042)
Kansas (2,693)
Marion County, Kansas (84)
Open (36,528)
Owned by county (18,846)
Slab (1,521)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,549)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,635)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2011: New photos from Sheldon Wiens
  • November 9, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • November 9, 2010: Added by Sheldon Wiens

Sources 

  • Sheldon Wiens

Comments 

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, I know! That happens sometimes when a bridge gets very old and has never been taken care of. Soon will become a death trap.

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, there are a lot of trees surrounding the Rocky Ford Bridge. There are also very steep banks under the bridge which makes it hard to find a nice level surface.

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Vegetation! Is there a bunch of trees and thornbushes growing around it?

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the Rocky Ford Bridge is a favorite of mine as well. I doubt I will be able to visit it anytime soon however. That bridge can be rather hard to photograph with all of the vegetation surrounding it.

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah! Some bridges are too far away from where I live. This bridge is close to where I live. A bridge similar to this one is the South Cottonwood River on the road right into Hillsboro. That's another one that I can photograph.

But I have been longing to see new photos for the Rocky Ford Bridge in Lyon County. It is a very interesting bridge, but only has eight photos. It crosses the Cottonwood River east of Emporia.

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Hey Sheldon, it's pretty cool that you're going out there and getting some pics of bridges that are 60 years of age and older; esp. with this bridge as there are fewer of these nowadays. You just need to go out there and do more of that and find your method of bridge photography that will make the viewers happy. While I can provide you with a few tips, what you do is your baby. Let me know if you need anything from me and I'll see what I can do. Good luck and keep on doing what you are doing. ;-)

Greetings, JS

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted January 30, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

Sheldon adding photos taken from the field would be a good thing. You can read about bridges, see the images of others, and add street views galore but that pales in comparison to seeing the real thing up close, in person.

Sheldon, you may have different tastes in bridges than most here but as long as you can, keep plugging on, gain an appreciation, see more of the countryside. I have some photos of bridges that may interest you I will try to post or send when I am feeling a bit better.

Antelope Creek Bridge
Posted January 30, 2011, by Raymond Hirschman (raymond_hirschman25 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I saw that Sheldon added new photos for this bridge.