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Jake's Branch Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110259

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Middle Creek, 8.3 mi. south and 2.0 mi. west of Louisburg
Location
Miami County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1908
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.50097, -94.71389   (decimal degrees)
38°30'04" N, 94°42'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/350549/4262793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Louisburg
Inventory numbers
KS 000611103005062 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
20

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Bridge has been closed as per forum comment.
  • February 10, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • January 18, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Builders
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 26, 2008: Updated by Ruth Reynolds

Sources 

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

Comments 

Jake's Branch Bridge
Posted February 23, 2017, by Topher (ksufan88 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We visited this bridge on 2/18/2017. It is now closed.

Middle Creek Bridge
Posted February 11, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (Bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This five panel, pin connected Pratt through truss is located on Spring Valley Road approximately 2.75 miles north and 1 mile east of New Lancaster, Kansas. Both photos were taken in October 2004

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