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Branch Spring Creek Bridge

Photos 

Fairly intact except for sinkholes on both ends - pretty spot just across tracks

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #374712

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Spring Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Home City
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.81833, -96.53833   (decimal degrees)
39°49'06" N, 96°32'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/710694/4410493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
KS 000580905003246 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2007)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Bedstead pony truss"
  • December 29, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Branch Spring Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice Bedstead! I can't guess the builder, but it is very likely pre 1900 and wrought iron. The laced endposts are a nice touch.

Branch Spring Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Hiked off Matador to the south up old abandoned road, headed north, just across RR tracks down hill - great survivor, still mostly intact