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Big Cedar Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017

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BH Photo #376618

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Cedar Creek on 16-R Local, 0.5 mi. south and 0.6 mi. east of Altoona
Location
Wilson County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca. 1910
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 200.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.51667, -95.65167   (decimal degrees)
37°31'00" N, 95°39'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265649/4155494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altoona
Land survey
T. 29 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 15
Inventory numbers
KS 001031003006420 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2006)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
40

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Riveted", "Lally columns"
  • January 21, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Big Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

If it exists, curiosity will drive the search - had to get permission to see in person - satellite imagery, as I found out with Bull's yesterday, is not always so reliable.

Big Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted January 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Somehow, I had missed this one. I would sat that in this instance, the Kansas Default Date of ca. 1910 is probably a safe bet.

Big Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Empty space from north approach abutment to actual bridge probably 50-60 yards...would've loved to see it complete

Big Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Anecdote about this one today - "knock knock knock...", "who's there?", "hi sorry to bother, my name is Nick and I'm from Lawrence, I'm searching for a bridge I saw on your property in a satellite image, mind if I get a quick picture?", "I'm a night shift nurse and you woke me up, but no I don't care and if my husband and kids on ATV's see you tell them I said it's ok and not to shoot you", "oh wow....ok...thanks". Awesome old thing, glad she said "okay".