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Rose Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110299

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Rose Creek, 2.7 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Munden
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 2-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95238, -97.55657   (decimal degrees)
39°57'09" N, 97°33'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/623298/4423469 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Munden
Inventory numbers
KS 000790797003063 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added categories "Bedstead pony truss", "Wrought Iron", "Wrought Iron Bridge Co."
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates - moved balloon to the correct road.
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.
  • July 14, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated categories
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Overview" and "Design Description"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Rose Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is one of at least four bridges in Republic County which feature an interesting method of securing diagonal members. The diagonal members actually extend through the endposts. They are secured by the two bolts visible on the endposts.