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Dry Creek-J Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #395824

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek, 6.0 mi. north of Scandia
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88569, -97.78521   (decimal degrees)
39°53'09" N, 97°47'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/603868/4415776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Republic
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10
Inventory numers
KS 000790771903160 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 5, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 17, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Incorporated new NBI data.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another great discovery - even in its rough condition. Thanks to Nick for doing the legwork again.

It appears that there are still a few of these ponies left in Republic County.

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one a little tough to get to, but old overgrown public roads always make the journey a little easier....pretty jungley spot, couldnt get underneath or to the side very well