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Troublesome Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #414952

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Troublesome Creek, 3.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Smith Center
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Demolished, replaced with culvert
History
Built ca. 1910, removed from NBI 2014
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82868, -98.79369   (decimal degrees)
39°49'43" N, 98°47'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/517654/4408762 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smith Center
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 13 W., Sec. 33
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000920665603240 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.3 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1910s (9,248)
Kansas (3,052)
Lost (22,270)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,055)
Pony truss (15,698)
Smith County, Kansas (68)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Structurally deficient (15,851)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,709)
Truss (31,237)
Wooden deck (6,003)

Update Log 

  • December 26, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Troublesome Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Earth sure recovered quickly.

Troublesome Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Last shown in 2012 NBI at the location of the culvert.

Troublesome Creek Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

No bridge at this pinned location, or surrounding area.