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Clear Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410252

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Camelback Parker pony truss bridge over Clear Creek, 6.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Baileyville
Location
Nemaha County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1970
Design
Camelback Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93946, -96.19278   (decimal degrees)
39°56'22" N, 96°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/739851/4424811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seneca NW
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000360 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000660941503084 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18213 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 38.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
30

Categories 

Built during 1930s (10,694)
Camelback truss (305)
Functionally obsolete (8,050)
Kansas (2,731)
NR-listed (2,841)
Nemaha County, Kansas (110)
Open (36,905)
Owned by county (18,928)
Parker pony truss (346)
Parker truss (1,527)
Pony truss (15,088)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,001)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 22, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Camelback truss"

Sources 

Comments 

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, this one has been on my bucket list for a while I just never have gotten there. I suspect it was probably built by the Wayland Bridge Company but I don't know that for sure. It is one of the best examples of the bizarre paired angle trusses we have in this region of the country. These trusses come in a variety of designs which makes them all significant.

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

cool old thing....