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Wolf Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #415232

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek, 4.0 mi. west and 1.0 mi. north of Lucas
Location
Russell County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 64.9 ft.
Total length: 147.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07333, -98.61333   (decimal degrees)
39°04'24" N, 98°36'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/533447/4324985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lucas
Inventory numbers
KS 000840683104280 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18489 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
15

Categories 

Built 1913 (761)
Built during 1910s (8,850)
Kansas (2,754)
One-lane traffic (7,439)
Open (37,029)
Owned by county (19,009)
Pony truss (15,119)
Russell County, Kansas (33)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,046)
Structurally deficient (18,591)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,324)
Truss (29,638)
Wooden deck (5,882)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is truly a bonus. It might be the last remaining truss bridge in Russell County. Thus, it has high local significance.

Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Lost about a dozen photos of this one somehow on my phone, just saved the one. Neat old closed pony.