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North Branch White Rock Cr. Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #414948

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Facts 

Overview
Bedstead Pony truss bridge over North Branch White Rock Cr., 0.5 mi. north and 7.5 mi. east of Cora
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1910
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Two panel pin-connected Bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 23.9 ft.
Total length: 24.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90073, -98.52637   (decimal degrees)
39°54'03" N, 98°31'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/540487/4416846 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McCracken Branch
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000920693803140 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18583 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 26, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 14, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This is a bedstead.

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Comments 

North Branch White Rock Cr. Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The NBI listing pins it here and the location in relation to Cora is correct. Originally it did not list North Branch White Rock Creek as the stream and that stream crosses a N/S road on the county line a bit over a mile to the east. Nothing there except a culvert.

Nathan gave some details about this one. Do we know the source?

North Branch White Rock Cr. Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wierd. I wonder if they got replaced years ago or if we have mislocated pins. This one appeared on the 2011 NBI. If it was replaced after 2011 then surely there would still be at least some evidence of recent earthwork.

North Branch White Rock Cr. Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Re-occurring theme on this trip to Smith County - found as many gone or replaced (or any trace of any bridge ever at many pinned locations) as I found existing ones.

North Branch White Rock Cr. Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

No old bridge at this location.