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North Fork Mill Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2005

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BH Photo #127414

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over North Fork Mill Creek on C-11.8 63, 0.8 mi. south and 1.5 mi. west of Haddam
Location
Washington County, Kansas
Status
Lost
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 96.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84864, -97.33264   (decimal degrees)
39°50'55" N, 97°19'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/642642/4412287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haddam
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 001010821003208 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18656 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Overview, Status, and Status Description - bridge is lost.
  • November 10, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2012, by Doug (douglasrhine [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Another pic.

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted August 15, 2012, by doug rhine (douglasrhine [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Older pic.

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Even if you think historic bridges are stupid, surely in this time of national fiscal crisis, taxpayers should be infuriated at the waste of money. And the replacement bridge is just as ugly as what we build in Michigan. Actually, a similar scenario happened in Michigan a while back. Below are photos of the replacement photo. The narrow, muddy road that runs through a swampy forest widens into two lanes and crosses the bridge, which like all Michigan bridges, has to be designed to hold 70+ tons unlike most states which aim for 40 tons.

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is what I like to call "Compound Stupidity".

Not only did they waste taxpayer dollars on a UCEB on a cow path that handles a whopping 20 cars a day, but they also built it on a new alignment...and still demolished the historic one.

Misappropriated spending at it's finest!

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2011, by douglas (douglasrhine [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The new bridge, looking east to west.And still a complete mudhole on the east side of the bridge..New bridge, terrible road.I had to walk through mud back in 2009 to take this pic.

North Fork Mill Creek Bridge
Posted January 30, 2009, by Todd E. Frye (thefryeguy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

They have removed the bridge and are currently relocating the road slightly north and building a concrete bridge. This is quite disappointing to me as I have many fond memories of this bridge.