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Black Vermillion River Minor 24.1-U.0 Bridge

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Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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
Inventory numbers
KS 000580925103400 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
80

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

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.....