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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
Inventory numbers
KS 000611095004947 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
61

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.