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Salt Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 2.0 mi. east and 0.2 mi. north of Lyndon
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1945
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60897, -95.63819   (decimal degrees)
38°36'32" N, 95°38'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/270284/4276686 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyndon
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000700390 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18328 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
97

Categories 

Built 1945 (230)
Built during 1940s (3,500)
Functionally obsolete (7,894)
Have street view (21,620)
Kansas (2,667)
Open (36,077)
Osage County, Kansas (32)
Owned by county (18,700)
Pony truss (14,973)
Pratt pony truss (3,126)
Pratt truss (7,891)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,710)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,853)
Truss (29,238)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Specified bridge is a Pratt
  • April 12, 2017: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • May 4, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fix GPS

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This might not be the oldest, biggest, or most ornate truss in the world, but it is an unusual example of a 1940s truss bridge. The war effort required a lot of steel, and concrete was the material of choice for small bridges by this time.

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

whoop!! make that a 28 ton.....

Salt Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Just a bit hearty, this one can handle a 52 ton double truck.....9' tall pony monster hiding a bit in Osage County. Too many bad spray paint tags on it, orherwise a strong and cool bridge.