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Elk Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2019

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BH Photo #446426

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
Location
Phillips County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Skew angle
40 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97028, -99.51528   (decimal degrees)
39°58'13" N, 99°30'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/455996/4424585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Long Island
Land survey
T. 1 S., R. 20 W., Sec. 13
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000740589003041 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18390 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 16, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Queenpost truss"

Sources 

  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Elk Creek Bridge
Posted April 10, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Like the mis-alignment of this one, neat old hearty thing. Not sure about 1910 date, looks more recent