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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
Replaced by a new bridge
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
60
Inventory numbers
KS 000611097504860 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

8-panel truss (389)
Built during 1910s (9,569)
Kansas (3,183)
Lost (24,195)
Miami County, Kansas (79)
One-lane traffic (7,567)
Owned by county (20,594)
Pony truss (16,100)
Pratt pony truss (3,605)
Pratt truss (9,196)
Replaced by new bridge (16,149)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,399)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,532)
Truss (32,510)
Wooden deck (6,050)

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

Comments 

North Wea Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2020, by Keith W Gates (commuterdude [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge lost; replaced with new concrete deck bridge sometime in the last year.

I have a photo from July 7th, 2019 when it was still in place; but 8/7/2020 passage found it gone, unfortunately.