Rating:
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Deep Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken June 2007 by Nicole Beck

BH Photo #103177

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Deep Creek on a dead-end road, 1.4 mi. south and 8.4 mi. east of Manhattan
Location
Riley County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15884, -96.40740   (decimal degrees)
39°09'32" N, 96°24'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/724010/4337605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint George
Inventory numbers
KS 000810919004161 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18451 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
10

Categories 

Built during 1920s (8,869)
Kansas (2,728)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,881)
Owned by county (18,920)
Pin-connected (3,300)
Pony truss (15,080)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Riley County, Kansas (21)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,879)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,998)
Truss (29,543)
Wooden deck (5,872)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • July 9, 2007: Posted photos from Nicole Beck

Sources 

  • Nicole Beck - prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Deep Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Also, this bridge was not built ca. 1920. This is probably a default date. Ca. 1900 is more likely.

Deep Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has an unusual feature, which Nick's photo shows well; the lower chord angles upward to meet the base of the endposts.

Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2015, by Robert Thompson

Well, at least the lower chord is in tension. If it was in compression, the bridge would not be standing.

Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 28, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

This bridge has severe damage to the lower chord.

Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 3, 2007, by Nicole Beck (prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photos taken March, 2007. Visible from Highway 18, a short way east of Zeandale.