Rating:
2 votes

Black Vermillion River Minor 24.1-U.0 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

BH Photo #110275

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Black Vermillion River on Tumbleweed Road, 1.5 mi. west of Vliets
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pin connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71141, -96.34985   (decimal degrees)
39°42'41" N, 96°20'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/727180/4399085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vermillion
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 10 E., Sec. 7
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
80
Inventory numers
KS 000580925103400 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 6, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • July 9, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated design description and categories.
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Overview" and "Design"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Black Vermillion River Minor 24.1-U.0 Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Great old thing, although, little doubtful whether this should be "open" for traffic because the day I visited, you could hear the planking bouncing around under the tires as I drove across, a bit precarious.....