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Branch Shoo Fly Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #420839

Map 

Description 

NBI shows closed in 1992, it disappears after 2008.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Shoo Fly Creek, 1.2 mi. east of Hunnewell
Location
Sumner County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 61.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.99887, -97.37931   (decimal degrees)
36°59'56" N, 97°22'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/644210/4095974 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blackwell NW
Land survey
T. 35 S., R. 1 W., Sec. 13
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 000960815207140 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18618 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2009)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built during 1920s (9,260)
Kansas (2,903)
Lost (20,701)
One-lane traffic (7,527)
Owned by county (19,441)
Pony truss (15,402)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,339)
Sumner County, Kansas (31)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,790)
Truss (30,508)
Wooden deck (5,962)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2018: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Branch Shoo Fly Creek Bridge
Posted April 4, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

This one is no more

Branch Shoo Fly Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2008, by Larry L. Miller (wakarusa [at] mac [dot] com)

Interesting old bridge. I spent a lot of time hunting and fishing in the area as I was growing up in Sumner County. My aunt and uncle lived just to the southwest of the bridge in Oklahoma.

I remember one time in the late 1960's when I delivered an old John Deere model 55 combine with a 12' header to a person in Hunnewell. I had to cross the bridge, and it was a really narrow bridge! I also remember wondering if the bridge would hold up under the weight of the combine.