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Prairie Dog Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018

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BH Photo #433895

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
Location
Phillips County, Kansas
Status
Closed
Design
Half-hip Pratt 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
Land survey
T. 1 S., R. 20 W., Sec. 24
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000740587903080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18400 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Beam (14,380)
Closed (2,571)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (466)
Kansas (3,052)
Lally columns (299)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,055)
Phillips County, Kansas (44)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pony truss (15,698)
Pratt pony truss (3,476)
Pratt truss (8,741)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,603)
Steel stringer (5,620)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,991)
Truss (31,237)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Closed - appears to be a Pratt pony truss.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted August 31, 2018, by Matt Lohry

Apparently this road has been closed for only a couple of years...it's amazing how little time it takes for a road to look like it's been abandoned for a century after it closes.

Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted August 30, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Exists!! And very old indeed, closed, with a long boggy walk to her - worth the journey. Neat survivor, great pillars - remote and spooky spot.

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.