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Drum Creek 5400 Rd. Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #398816

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Drum Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 1.2 mi. west of Cherryvale
Location
Montgomery County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss (Camelback style)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 169.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.29625, -95.58119   (decimal degrees)
37°17'46" N, 95°34'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/271209/4130860 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cherryvale
Land survey
T. 32 S., R. 17 E., Sec. 6
Inventory numbers
KS 000631009806720 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 20.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 30, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 20, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Moved pin - probably lost.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Drum Creek 5400 Rd. Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am glad to see that this one is still standing. I had originally thought that it was probably lost but here it is.

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Camelback style (5-slope) Polygonal Warren pony truss.Very long and very cool!

As always... Good detective work Nick!

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

hmmm...true Warren?.....

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

this sucker is loooooong, with one approach precariously hanging in the air and it's abutment several yards in the distance

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

WARREN PONY ...this one was fun to get to, great elevation off low-water creek, photogenic little spot....save it!!!

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If this one still stands, I am curious about what type of bridge it might be. A 90 foot span is fairly long for a pony truss especially one that might be pre 1900 given the Kansas default date of circa 1910.

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, there is a bridge-like shadow in the creek. I had been assuming this one is lost but maybe there is hope. Montgomery County has an overall good record for preserving the majority of their historic bridges. Hopefully they will continue to do so.

Drum Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 2010 county highway map shows it present but closed.