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Snipe Creek Bridge

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Driftwood embedded into bent cross beams, entire bridge barely hanging on

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #374727

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Snipe Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 2.1 mi. east of Winifred
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75500, -96.44500   (decimal degrees)
39°45'18" N, 96°26'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/718884/4403687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beattie
Inventory numbers
KS 000580915003340 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2007)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,758)
Closed (2,408)
Kansas (2,705)
Marshall County, Kansas (97)
Open (36,584)
Owned by county (18,854)
Pony truss (15,049)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,585)
Structurally deficient (18,438)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,861)
Truss (29,442)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

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

Nick:

It is great that you met Willie. Many Kansas bridges are being transferred back to landowners. This "Reverse Eminent Domain" process is forcing half collapsed bridges back on landowners. If Willie knows landowners who want bridges saved, we would love to work with them. Keep making these contacts!

Snipe Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Met a great guy named Willie who led me to this one buried in the twisted creek wood jungle, after departing found a second bridge to the south I will need to ID later - insanely beat up