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Jack Creek Bridge



Kingpost pony truss bridge over Jack Creek, 5.0 mi. east of Long Island
Phillips County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1910
Kingpost pony truss
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 39.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94417, -99.43861   (decimal degrees)
39°56'39" N, 99°26'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/462529/4421652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000740597103080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.2 (out of 100)
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Built during 1910s (8,900)
Kansas (2,756)
Kingpost truss (142)
NR-listed (2,846)
One-lane traffic (7,452)
Open (37,296)
Owned by county (19,073)
Phillips County, Kansas (44)
Pony truss (15,174)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,910)
Structurally deficient (18,503)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,070)
Truss (29,785)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: This appears to be a Kingpost pony truss per satellite imagery.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.


Jack Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Upon further review...

I think that I had the wrong bridge. This one appears to be on the NRHP. Note that the map on the KHRI link may be wrong.

I am trying to sort out the bridges in this part of Kansas.

Jack Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If the other Jack Creek Kingpost has been demolished (unknown), then this one becomes even more significant locally. In the 1980s, this one was not considered to be NRHP eligible, but I have no doubts that it would qualify. Kingpost trusses are becoming rare, even on a national level.