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Prairie Dog Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
Location
Phillips County, Kansas
Status
Closed
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 106.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94417, -99.51722   (decimal degrees)
39°56'39" N, 99°31'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/455814/4421688 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long Island
Inventory numbers
KS 000740587903080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
20

Categories 

Closed (2,407)
Kansas (2,705)
One-lane traffic (7,422)
Owned by county (18,854)
Phillips County, Kansas (44)
Pony truss (15,049)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,902)
Structurally deficient (18,439)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,648)
Truss (29,442)
Wooden deck (5,862)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Closed - appears to be a Pratt pony truss.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am also trying to note lost bridges so people don't make unnecessary trips. I have been using satellite imagery to try to clean up some of these listings.

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I wish I was still in the area. I would be getting out there as well. We all appreciate your dedication in documenting these bridges.

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Nice!! Say no more.....try to get there soon, Robert

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This appears to be a very lightweight Pratt pony truss. There is a possibility that it could be a pre-1900 bridge.