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Branch Twin Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #415210

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Twin Creek, 9.0 mi. south and 1.8 mi. east of Osborne
Location
Osborne County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.30708, -98.66085   (decimal degrees)
39°18'25" N, 98°39'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/529240/4350908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osborne SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
15
Inventory numbers
KS 000710677803960 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added categories "Bedstead", "Bedstead Warren pony truss"
  • December 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 26, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Moved pin to possible bridge location.

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Comments 

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, another Bedstead Warren. This is a great find.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Possibly another Warren Bedstead.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Cool bedstead - love the hearty look - and stout, reinforced abutments. Could go another 200 years.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I thought that this is what the NBI was indicating. Good to have confirmation.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

According to NBI you are Spot-on with this one RE.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted July 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just moved the pin to the possible bridge location. According to the NBI, this bridge is possibly eligible for the NRHP. See KSHS PDF in the links section for more information and a photograph.

Branch Twin Creek Bridge
Posted July 7, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is mislocated and I am having trouble locating it based on the KHRI description. That being said, it appears to be a Warren Bedstead built by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. I have got to get back to Kansas to check these bridges out...

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=141-0000-00099