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North Fork Mill Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #395868

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over N. Fork Mill Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Munden
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.87231, -97.48101   (decimal degrees)
39°52'20" N, 97°28'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/629904/4414689 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cuba
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 2 W., Sec. 13
Inventory numbers
KS 000790805003169 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2007)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
20

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added new info
  • July 5, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted July 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This might be a top bunk Bedstead :-D It is a beauty, which has been strengthened with additional verticals. It is nice to find a Bedstead that has not had the legs cut off or incased in concrete.

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Crazy!!!

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one is really unbelievable, easily my favorite of this long weekend trip in which I was able to spot 18 old bridges. Huge elevation over the creek, barely hanging on, wish there was a way to get a tour group of all ages down to this one, really lovely area

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

This one is still visible on Google Maps. If it still exists, now is the time to act to preserve it.