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North Gypsum Creek Bridge

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North Gypsum Creek bridge

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in July 2010

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BH Photo #170194

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Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over North Gypsum Creek on Sioux Road, 2.8 mi. west and 10.4 mi. north of Canton
Location
McPherson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902 by the Kansas City Bridge Co.
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pin-connected, 3-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 73.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.53667, -97.47722   (decimal degrees)
38°32'12" N, 97°28'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/632719/4266461 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Roxbury
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000367 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000590805205020 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2010)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
5

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2010: New photos from Mike LeMasters

Sources 

  • Mike LeMasters

Comments 

North Gypsum Creek Bridge
Posted December 31, 2011, by John Cross (jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com)

"holes" are fine, spacing between deck boards allows drainage. Dirt and grass on a wood deck are a sign of impending doom. It shows no maintenance and the deck will rot out shortly.