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Salt Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017


BH Photo #386540


Street View 


Pratt pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 2.0 mi. east and 0.2 mi. north of Lyndon
Osage County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1945
Pratt pony truss
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000700390 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18328 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1945 (243)
Built during 1940s (3,646)
Functionally obsolete (8,056)
Have street view (23,141)
Kansas (2,756)
Open (37,270)
Osage County, Kansas (42)
Owned by county (19,068)
Pony truss (15,174)
Pratt pony truss (3,224)
Pratt truss (8,133)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,939)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,053)
Truss (29,778)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2018: New photos from Ron Reber
  • 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



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.