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Walnut Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Taylor Kesl


BH Photo #515918

Street Views 


Two span Pratt pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek on Burgess Avenue, 0.1 mi. east and 0.5 mi. south of K-96
Bazine, Ness County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1982
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Likely builder)
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44246, -99.68776   (decimal degrees)
38°26'33" N, 99°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/439980/4255132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 18 S., R. 21 W., Sec. 31
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000680565505145 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18315 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2022: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 19, 2022: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 13, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

New photos from friend Taylor journeying out in Ness Co. this past weekend

Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2020, by Luke

Mike, nice research, however your articles are about a bridge to the Southwest of Bazine (I'd assume this is what is now the Austin Street crossing.), whilst this bridge is on the Southeast edge of said town.

HOWEVER, based on my own quick-but-dirty research on Newspapers, it wouldn't surprise me if Midland built it as well, given that Midland was winning contract after contract in the area with ease. (For non Newspapers users, they easily won bids to rebuild the bridges at Beeler and Sidney within Ness County in 1909.)

Walnut Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2020, by Mike Maxton (mikemaxton [at] maxtonfamily [dot] com)

1905 articles about this bridge.

Mike Maxton

Source: newspapers.com