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Unnamed Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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BH Photo #386526

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Frog Creek, 2.9 mi. south of Olivet
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43667, -95.74667   (decimal degrees)
38°26'12" N, 95°44'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/260265/4257839 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waverly NW
Inventory numbers
KS 000700991005149 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
55

Categories 

Arch (11,193)
Built 1935 (1,649)
Built during 1930s (10,574)
Deck arch (10,432)
Kansas (2,702)
Open (36,564)
Osage County, Kansas (40)
Owned by county (18,854)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length under 25 feet (5,764)
Stone arch (2,649)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,850)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

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

Even if it is concrete with a stone veneer, it really does demonstrate the concept of making even a small rural bridge look attractive.

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

Not only is this a beauty, but it is also skewed. If this is a true stone arch (as opposed to a concrete bridge with done facing), then this skew factor greatly adds to its significance.

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

Another unbelievably well-maintained stone arch bridge find today. Sure looks like someone has been taking care of this one last few decades, encouraging to see it in such great shape especially at such a busy intersection.