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Big Hill Creek 3600 Rd. Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #398807

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on a local road, 1.0 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Liberty
Location
Montgomery County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pinned Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 86.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.16598, -95.58575   (decimal degrees)
37°09'58" N, 95°35'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270409/4116415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Liberty
Inventory numbers
KS 000631009606900 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 41073 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1991)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
20

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 30, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 29, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated status - bridge still exists. Moved pin.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Hill Creek 3600 Rd. Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another great find! There have been some nice bedsteads surfacing lately.

Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Cool little bedstead on stilts, barely hanging on, very pretty spot, so many cool little bridges here around Liberty, KS