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Branch Dry Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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BH Photo #385011

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Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Dry Creek on 14-36-0.95 RS 815, 1.2 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Neodesha
Location
Wilson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 47.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41167, -95.65167   (decimal degrees)
37°24'42" N, 95°39'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265321/4143842 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neodesha
Inventory numbers
KS 000000001030380 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18666 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
42

Categories 

Arch (11,192)
Built during 1910s (8,748)
Deck arch (10,431)
Kansas (2,693)
Open (36,533)
Owned by county (18,847)
Span length under 25 feet (5,760)
Stone arch (2,648)
Structurally deficient (18,414)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,840)
Wilson County, Kansas (35)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler

Comments 

Branch Dry Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very nice bridge, and one of the few (non railroad) historic bridges left in Wilson County. This county has a wealth of trusses and Marsh arches just 20 years ago.

Branch Dry Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Some "improvements" to this one over time apparently - those upgrades now falling apart but for 107 year old arch, hanging tight for the most part