Rating:
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Tennessee Creek Bridge

Photos 

Tennessee Creek Bridge, looking west, morning of 12/29/2016

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #374481

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Tennessee Creek, 4.5 mi. north and 2.5 mi. west of Kelly
Location
Nemaha County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built pre - 1900.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80500, -96.05333   (decimal degrees)
39°48'18" N, 96°03'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/752260/4410269 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seneca
Inventory numbers
KS 000660957003265 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Changed the Kansas Default Date of 1910 to pre - 1900.
  • December 29, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Tennessee Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nick that first shot in morning sun REALLY captures bridgehunting, thanks for making the journey.

Tennessee Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another great find! This one appears to be a Wrought Iron Bridge Company product based on the endpost/diagonals connections. I have removed the Kansas Default Date from ca. 1910 and changed it to pre-1900. This one could very possibly be pre-1890 however.

If you visit this one, make sure you look the other way if you need to sneeze. I don't know how much longer it can hold out...

Tennessee Creek Bridge
Posted December 29, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Fun one - as with so many, down long- abandoned road, this one south of 136th. Interesting bridge- utilization- extension project on south side at some point, long-since failed. Pretty area.