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Cedar Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #415181

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek, 2.5 mi. north and 1.6 mi. east of Claudell
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69837, -98.99834   (decimal degrees)
39°41'54" N, 98°59'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/500142/4394279 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 22
Inventory numbers
KS 000920643603420 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18566 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
10

Categories 

Beam (12,437)
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)
Pratt pony truss (3,208)
Pratt truss (8,096)
Smith County, Kansas (67)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,046)
Structurally deficient (18,591)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,560)
Truss (29,638)
Wooden deck (5,882)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Hooray, a rare existing old pony truss in Smith Co., KS. Still open to traffic. Bit of a crumbling concrete abutment.