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Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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BH Photo #380540

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Silver Creek on Cretchan Road about two miles southwest of Burden
Location
Cowley County, Kansas
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built ca. 1915
Builder
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 99.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.28696, -96.78266   (decimal degrees)
37°17'13" N, 96°46'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/696559/4129011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burden
Land survey
T. 32 S., R. 6 E., Sec. 4
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
25
Inventory numbers
KS 000180881306740 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 1, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge
Posted March 1, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am guessing that just the girders may have recycled RR potential. Of course, the girders might have even come from some other application.

I suspect that the truss was probably built for vehicular use ca. 1890 - 1900.

Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge
Posted March 1, 2017, by John Marvig

Wow! Give this one an award for uniqueness! Do you guys think the truss is also railroad, or just the girder? So many weird details on this one!

Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge
Posted March 1, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Yeah, it's a bizarre one - old train bridge moved to this rural road location placed on top of those cement pillars? Weird. Nice high elevation off creek bed....doesn't really show in photos

Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In order to fulfill the prophecy of Anonymous, I am going to say it...WOW!

This one has been altered just a bit...