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Middle Emma Creek Bridge


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Concrete culvert bridge over Middle Emma Creek on 90th St
Marion County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1935
Length of largest span: 7.9 ft.
Total length: 26.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20273, -97.36918   (decimal degrees)
38°12'10" N, 97°22'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/642791/4229565 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numers
KS 000000000570640 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: (N out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: (N out of 9)
Deck condition rating: (N out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 26, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • January 5, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Sheldon Wiens


Middle Emma Creek Bridge
Posted January 15, 2011, by Anonymous hater (raymond_hirschman25 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes, I think that Sheldon is on the right track with this bridge.

Hey Anonymous, Don't try to stress Sheldon out this way. If there was someone else who added a bridge built in the 30's, you wouldn't mind.

Middle Emma Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Exciting - no. Historical value - yes.

Middle Emma Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I would disagree. It won't win any beauty contests, but it is historic (1935). The "fence rail" style was popular in the mid-late 1930's, early 1940's. There are still quite a few around, but they, too, are a vanishing breed in this day of same old sameness.

You may disagree, but that's your prerogative. Let's "agree to disagree" and move on.

Middle Emma Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Daniel Lee