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West Fork Wolf Creek Bridge


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Lost Tee beam bridge over West Fork Wolf Creek on US 281 / K-18
Waldo, Russell County, Kansas
Built 1936
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11817, -98.80452   (decimal degrees)
39°07'05" N, 98°48'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/516898/4329908 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0084-B0044 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 48305 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/1999)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 72.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Status based on Sheldon's comment. The latest Google imagery confirms that this bridge is lost.
  • November 16, 2011: Updated by Sheldon Wiens: bridge is replaced
  • March 1, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added stream name
  • March 1, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Sheldon Wiens
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


West Fork Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted November 16, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, thanks!

On Google Maps satellite view, I saw new shining concrete in place of the old bridge.

West Fork Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted November 16, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good catch, Sheldon. I have updated the page to reflect your information.

West Fork Wolf Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

A pity they had to muck it up with those steel railings. But still, a nice find overall.