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South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge

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Ol beaut

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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BH Photo #373641

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over South Branch Tequa Creek, 2.5 mi. south and 6.5 mi. east of Melvern
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46297, -95.51647   (decimal degrees)
38°27'47" N, 95°30'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/280440/4260185 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waverly
Inventory numbers
KS 000701015605120 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2005)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Double-intersection Warren pony truss"
  • December 23, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • May 4, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fix GPS

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Comments 

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Thanks, Dana and Kay. Cool info as always, Robert.

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

As Usual Pontist Warrior Nick finds a treasure! Thanks Dude

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great find! To me, this looks like a lightweight, budget bridge that could have been erected quickly and cheaply on a road with light traffic. These bridges are a rare find, and each one should be considered significant. Compare it to this one in Missouri, which Nathan describes very well:

http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=mi...

Or, for another Double-Intersectional Warren Pony, check out this one in Ellis, Kansas complete with Jack Arch deck:

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/ellis/bh36264/

Robert

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Followed property line down old overgrown abandoned Ellis Rd. west of 50 to get to this one on Christmas Eve-Eve (12/23). Neat old survivor, great stone abutments.

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Indeed it is!

South Branch Tequa Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This may be a double-intersectional Warren pony truss.

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=139-0000-00138