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East Beaver Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #410545

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Beaver Creek on a local road, 0.5 mi. north and 2.0 mi. west of Smith Center
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.9 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78507, -98.82865   (decimal degrees)
39°47'06" N, 98°49'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/514672/4403916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smith Center
Land survey
T. 3 S., R. 13 W., Sec. 18
Inventory numbers
KS 000920661803300 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 41179 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

East Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Dana

So Noted.

East Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Dana,

Bridges like this are modern/non-historic. The railing is a standard crash-tested barrier used in a number of states. They are either going to be supported by pre-stressed concrete box beams, pre-stressed concrete girders (aka AASHTO girders), or steel stringers. Certainly nothing interesting under the bridge. Nick included this photo as evidence/confirmation that the historic truss bridge was demolished/replaced, not to imply that the replacement bridge is noteworthy.

East Beaver Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Un-interesting concrete thing. No longer unknown.