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Middle Beaver Creek 130th Rd. Girder Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #415238

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Description 

Pony plate girder, in a seemingly odd spot in rural Smith County, likely recycled from an old railroad bridge, solid bridge, would love any insight into the possible history, as no markings were found.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Middle Beaver Creek on 130th Rd.
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic, likely recycled RR plate girder, solid
Design
Pony plate girder, solid, seems to be a potpourri of bridge pieces possibly, reminds me a bit of this one on a gravel road in Cowley County https://bridgehunter.com/ks/cowley/180881306740/
Dimensions
Span length: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Middle Beaver Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82834, -98.86599   (decimal degrees)
39°49'42" N, 98°51'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/511467/4408713 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Smith Center
Inventory number
BH 79853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Girder (8,618)
Kansas (2,859)
Open (37,430)
Owned by county (19,084)
Plate girder (6,602)
Smith County, Kansas (67)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,212)
Through girder (3,210)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,664)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2017: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Middle Beaver Creek 130th Rd. Girder Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It definitely looks like a recycled railroad bridge to me. Very interesting.

Middle Beaver Creek 130th Rd. Girder Bridge
Posted December 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

A weirdy. Ran into this by accident, reminds me of one I tracked down in Cowley County last year.....https://bridgehunter.com/ks/cowley/180881306740/