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Branch of South Wea Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ruth Reynolds in August 2008

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BH Photo #122869

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore pony truss bridge over a branch of South Wea Creek on Oak Grove Rd., 2.6 mi. S and 6.0 mi. W of Louisburg.
Location
Miami County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Baltimore pony truss bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58511, -94.78745   (decimal degrees)
38°35'06" N, 94°47'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/344316/4272251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paola East
Land survey
T. 17 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 7
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
61
Inventory numbers
KS 000611095004947 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 19, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Design
  • January 25, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • July 24, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Design description, and Categories. This is a Baltimore pony truss.
  • November 16, 2008: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge location upated.
  • September 2, 2008: New photos from Ruth Reynolds

Sources 

  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Branch of South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted May 3, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Apparently now you don't see a Baltimore Pony EVER.

Branch of South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted May 3, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That slab is as ugly as they come!

Branch of South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted May 3, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, shucks...you don't see a Baltimore Pony every day...

Branch of South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted May 3, 2016, by M Landes (matt [dot] landes [at] p-e2 [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced in 2015 with a 2-span precast concrete culvert.