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Dry Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #415191

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 4.0 mi. east of Gaylord
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Replaced with steel stringer, wooden deck in 2000
History
Built ca. 1910, replaced 2000
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66929, -98.76843   (decimal degrees)
39°40'09" N, 98°46'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/519862/4391078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gaylord
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 13 W., Sec. 27
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
5
Inventory numbers
KS 000920667903460 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.9 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,929)
Kansas (2,802)
Lost (19,650)
Lost 2000 (378)
Lost during 2000s (3,782)
One-lane traffic (7,486)
Owned by county (18,961)
Pony truss (15,162)
Replaced by new bridge (13,000)
Smith County, Kansas (67)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,973)
Structurally deficient (18,104)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,574)
Truss (29,818)
Wooden deck (5,884)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI description changes from truss to stringer after 2000 and shows a 2000 rehab date. Either it was incorrectly classified prior to 2000 and corrected when rehabbed, or it was replaced in 2000.

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI lists this as a steel stringer built 1910, not a pony truss

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Replaced....sorry, use those woeds interchangeably, and shouldn't.....cement slab thing here

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2017, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dang that's a lot of old pony trusses gone.

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2017, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Has it been removed or replaced? It's hard to tell from your picture.

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

Bridge has been removed.