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Elm Branch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in October 2016

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BH Photo #378321

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Elm Branch on W. 351st St.
Location
Miami County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 50.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.49064, -94.81619   (decimal degrees)
38°29'26" N, 94°48'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/341605/4261817 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fontana
Inventory numbers
KS 000611091605080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2010)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.0 (out of 100)

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,135)
Built during 1910s (8,807)
Kansas (2,731)
Miami County, Kansas (80)
One-lane traffic (7,434)
Open (36,905)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pony truss (15,088)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,740)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,528)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 16, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge location and crossing updated.

Sources 

Comments 

Elm Branch Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is one of those 4 panel pony trusses which is commonly classified as a Pratt pony. Others might suggest that it follows the Warren configuration however.

Elm Branch Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one very much not open - forgotten I had visited on October '16 and took some pix. Neat little pony.