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Big Sandy Creek Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Pratt pony truss bridge originally over Big Sandy Creek
Location
Woodson County, Kansas
Status
Relocated to Yates Center Lake.
Design
5-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 77.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.78000, -95.83333   (decimal degrees)
37°46'48" N, 95°49'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/250474/4185187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toronto SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
10
Inventory numbers
KS 001040983006048 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2008)
Sufficiency rating: 19.4 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 5, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information to reflect that bridge is not lost.
  • April 9, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge removed but not replaced.

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Comments 

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes Robert... we've definitely missed your input!

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a screenshot of the probable bridge on north Yates Center Lake

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Robert Elder

Thanks, Luke. I appreciate that. I have been busy with a lot of other projects lately. I have lurked here on occasion, but my research and posting has been very limited.

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Luke

Long time, no see, Robert. Good to see you back.

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 5, 2021, by Robert Elder

Hi Gus:

Thanks for the confirmation. It is good to know that the bridge was saved.

Robert

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted November 4, 2021, by Gus (Ger7177 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I own the land to the east of the original location. My neighbor (owns the land on where the bridge used to be) told me they moved it to the north end of Yates Center lake. County didnít want to spend the $ to maintain Gull Rd or the bridge if I remember correctly.

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted January 11, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Given the 5 panels, likely at 15ft each... The length matches up.

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted January 11, 2021, by Luke

Probably a local, considering the loss and appearance at the reservoir line up...

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted January 11, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Why think this is the same bridge?

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2021, by Gus Rodda (Ger7177 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It was moved to the north end of Yates Center lake

Big Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted January 5, 2021, by Gus Rodda (Ger7177 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It was moved to the north end of Yates Center lake

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

Based on satellite imagery, I am about 99% sure this one is lost.