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Hobbs Creek Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Hobbs Creek on Hobbs Creek Road, 4.5 mi. south and 2.4 mi. east of Gypsum
Location
Saline County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1905
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Pin-connected Bedstead Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.63806, -97.38333   (decimal degrees)
38°38'17" N, 97°22'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/640704/4277852 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gypsum
Inventory numbers
KS 000850815404880 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18498 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Hobbs Creek Bridge
Posted January 11, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am anonymous from below.

Hobbs Creek Bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Anonymous

Mr. Kieren:

Sorry, somehow missed the 1906 date. This firm built bridges primarily in the midwest, so states like MO, KS, NE, OK, and TX and perhaps others would all be posible locations where the bridge could have existed.

Hobbs Creek Bridge
Posted January 10, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mr. Kieren:

Do you have a photograph of the plaque that you could post in the forum? That might help us to determine approximately when the bridge could have been built as the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. used different styles of plaques.

Hobbs Creek Bridge
Posted January 7, 2012, by Ray Kieren (steelinspector1 [at] att [dot] net)

Dear Sir I recently bought a steel plaque from a garage sale here in Nv. name on the plaque is Mo.Valley Bridge and Iron Co.Leavenworth Kansas, dated 1906.I was looking for the Bridge or Structure it came from,but I had no sucesess. Could you help me with any information. Thank You for your asistence in this matter. Ray Kieren