Rating:
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Running Turkey Creek Bridge

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost stringer bridge over Running Turkey Creek on Rs 445 (Comanche Road)
Location
McPherson County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1947; Replaced 1997
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 131.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28970, -97.59477   (decimal degrees)
38°17'23" N, 97°35'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/622891/4238892 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McPherson SE
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000590400 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47487 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 90.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1987)
150

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2011: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • January 2, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected NBI Info
  • January 2, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens

Sources 

  • Sheldon Wiens
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Well put--there are plenty of culvert "bridges" here in Minnesota that have been in place for nearly a century (ca. 1912-1913) and have no historic value whatsoever. They are purely utilitarian structures that allow vehicles to cross a small obstacle, and that is it. No asethetics, no historic value, no big deal. Period.

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Bill McGann

Guys, I think the phrase "Roping the wind" applies in dealing with Sheldon and his ilk.

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 17, 2011, by Robert Thompson

No, Sheldon. In 2047, the old bridge will STILL have no historic value. It will be just another bland, utilitarian concrete slab.

This point is important, Sheldon: AGE is NOT the same thing as Historically Significant. It just means that it is old.

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

By 2047 maybe you'll realize a slab / stringer / tee-beam won't be historic until the design is no longer used abundantly...

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

MODERN/NOT HISTORIC!

Is that all you can tell me? By 2047, the old bridge will be in historic value. By 2097, the new bridge will have a historic value.

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Daniel Lee

MODERN/NOT HISTORIC

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 4, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

All I did was cross-reference the road and the creek from the 1992 NBI and correct the information.

Running Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 2, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you, David. I have looked in all NBI websites, but found nothing that had replaced this bridge. Now we have the answer.