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North Wea Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in April 2005

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BH Photo #111782

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Wea Creek, 4.3 mi. west and 2.0 mi. north of Louisburg
Location
Miami County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65050, -94.75571   (decimal degrees)
38°39'02" N, 94°45'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/347219/4279455 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spring Hill
Inventory numbers
KS 000611097504860 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
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: 28.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
60

Categories 

8-panel truss (351)
Built during 1910s (8,792)
Kansas (2,721)
Miami County, Kansas (80)
One-lane traffic (7,429)
Open (36,837)
Owned by county (18,909)
Pony truss (15,069)
Pratt pony truss (3,193)
Pratt truss (8,056)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,868)
Structurally deficient (18,541)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,987)
Truss (29,508)
Wooden deck (5,869)

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • September 2, 2008: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • February 14, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com