Rating:
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Pipe Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by scott branine in March 2016

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BH Photo #349718

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Pipe Creek on S.4-4.5 Local, 0.3 mi. west of Lamar
Location
Ottawa County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1885
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 66.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25500, -97.58333   (decimal degrees)
39°15'18" N, 97°34'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/622232/4346031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lamar
Inventory numbers
KS 000720793404025 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
40

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 8, 2016: New photos from scott branine
  • April 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited multiple categories to reflect the design of this bridge.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • scott branine
  • Luke

Comments 

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 11, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That's great to hear that somebody lives near the bridge.Might deter vandals.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 10, 2016, by scott branine

I don't think we have to worry about anyone vandalizing this bridge. Someone has built a new house about a 100 yards from the bridge.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 10, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I didn't know it was a joke.As for what looks like a remote location maybe it will not be removed.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 9, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

That is the implication of the joke. There are plenty of plaque collectors out there that 'help themselves'.

Regards,

Art S.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 9, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I agree that it would be a challenge being that the plaque is concreted in being i hope that there are no plaque thieves out there.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 8, 2016, by ArtS (asuckeeer [at] knite [dot] com)

They've even provided a challenge - dig the plaque out of the concrete :^)

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 8, 2016, by Robert Elder

I am glad to see that it is still standing. This one has been modified, but you don't seen an 1885 Bedstead every day.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted March 8, 2016, by scott branine

I visited this bridge on 3-6-2016. The bridge is now closed to vehicle traffic. It is still open to pedestrian and due the fact that is out in the country probably people riding their horses.

Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted April 26, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have not visited this bridge. My updates to this page were based on a photograph by Larry Hornbaker on his website.

http://ke2013.smugmug.com/keyword/bridge#112667391_CCKzV