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Middle Oak Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #410546

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Middle Oak Creek, 4.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Bellaire
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73385, -98.59817   (decimal degrees)
39°44'02" N, 98°35'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/534433/4398294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portis NE
Land survey
T. 4 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 5
Inventory numbers
KS 000920687003365 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,791)
Kansas (2,721)
Lost (18,852)
Lost 2015 (213)
Lost during 2010s (2,060)
One-lane traffic (7,428)
Owned by county (18,903)
Pony truss (15,068)
Smith County, Kansas (66)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,702)
Structurally deficient (18,538)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,986)
Truss (29,503)
Wooden deck (5,869)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Middle Oak Creek Bridge
Posted November 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one has been removed. Imagine it was quite a thing with that elevation back when.