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Spillman Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2006

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BH Photo #118767

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Spillman Creek, 3.7 mi. west of Lincoln
Location
Lincoln County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1912
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.1 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04524, -98.22560   (decimal degrees)
39°02'43" N, 98°13'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/567014/4322082 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lincoln
Average daily traffic (as of 2002)
45
Inventory numbers
KS 000530725104320 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17957 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 9, 2019: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • July 29, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated "Design"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Spillman Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2019, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Imagery indicates that this bridge (along with other truss bridges in the county) has been barricaded and closed to traffic. Hopefully, this means that these bridges are simply being closed and not demolished.

From this point west, truss bridges become progressively rarer. Any preservation efforts in Lincoln County would certainly be applauded on here.