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Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ron Reber in September 2017

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BH Photo #401436

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Four Mile Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 0.8 mi. east of Wilsey
Location
Morris County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Lattice pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 36.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1990
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60907, -96.65605   (decimal degrees)
38°36'33" N, 96°39'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/704091/4276001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Diamond Springs
Land survey
T. 17 S., R. 7 E., Sec. 4
Inventory numbers
KS 000640893804920 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 89002181 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 18209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
40

Categories 

Canton Bridge Co. (177)
Kansas (2,690)
Lattice pony truss (16)
Morris County, Kansas (33)
NR-listed (2,841)
Open (36,396)
Owned by county (18,804)
Pony truss (15,023)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,482)
Structurally deficient (18,358)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,794)
Truss (29,375)
Wooden deck (5,859)

Update Log 

  • September 2, 2017: New photos from Ron Reber

Sources 

  • Ron Reber

Comments 

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 5, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That's the one,Robert.The medallion gave it away.

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi George:

I believe that you are thinking of this one:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/norton/bh66429/

The Canton Bridge Co. built two general types of these lattice trusses. Some of them had diagonal members outside of the lattice girder/truss, and some did not. This one has no diagonals, but the Norton Co. example in the link above does have the diagonals.

The Norton Co. example is probably an inverted Kingpost truss with a lattice girder/truss that acts as a stiffening member.

This bridge, not having diagonals, is probably either a lattice truss, or perhaps a girder bridge that uses lattice for stiffening.

Both of the bridges feature the cast iron flowers.

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 5, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Robert,if i'm not mistaken,this bridge looks like another one you commented on that i think is on a golf course or thereabouts.

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 2, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It has been years since I have seen this bridge. I am glad that it is here, even in its rough condition. This bridge is a very rare design and it deserves to be preserved.

When I visited years ago, it was still open to traffic.

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 2, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Ron nice shots! Thanks for making the journey.

Four Mile Creek Lattice Bridge
Posted September 2, 2017, by Ron Reber

Road signs say bridge out, someone has removed all the concrete barricades to the bridge. I did not drive over the bridge, it looks to be good, but not risking it.