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Spring Valley Road Bridge


Five panel, riveted, skewed Pratt pony truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in April 2005


BH Photo #111784


Pony truss bridge over North Wea Creek, 2.2 mi. north and 2.0 mi. west of Louisburg
Miami County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1920
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65369, -94.71293   (decimal degrees)
38°39'13" N, 94°42'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/350948/4279739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
KS 000611103004848 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built during 1920s (10,401)
Kansas (3,287)
Miami County, Kansas (79)
Open (41,352)
Owned by county (21,934)
Pony truss (17,468)
Pratt pony truss (4,105)
Pratt truss (10,774)
Skewed (5,098)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,785)
Structurally deficient (12,592)
Total length 75-100 feet (7,009)
Truss (37,767)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 14, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Spring Valley Road Bridge
Posted April 19, 2020, by Mike Hysom (mhysom1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge has been replaced with new concrete. This pic was taken 3/23/2019 @advtravelproject

Spring Valley Road Bridge
Posted February 1, 2019, by Edgar Phillips (edlaphil [at] gmail [dot] com)

The county has acquired land to demolish the original 1920s single lane structure and placed up for bids (apparently for 2nd time) to replace it for an amount to be determined, by what the taxpayers will bear.

You citizens are afraid of change. No, we're afraid of a possibly under informed car pool number of 5 spending other peoples $. Oh well.