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Unnamed Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #372627

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek, 9.0 mi. south and 1.5 mi. east of Centralia
Location
Nemaha County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59519, -96.09737   (decimal degrees)
39°35'43" N, 96°05'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/749244/4386854 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Havensville
Inventory numbers
KS 000660951503560 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18263 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2008)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added categories "Pratt pony truss", "Pin-connected", "Wrought Iron Bridge Co.", "Wrought Iron"
  • December 10, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted December 10, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a very old and very interesting little bridge. It looks like a ca. 1880 - 1890 Wrought Iron Bridge Company product. Terrifyingly, it is resting on wooden poles that look like they could give way if somebody were to sneeze in their general direction.

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted December 10, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Loooooong walk down overgrown road to this pony. Neat survivor.....huge erosion holes surrounding both ends