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Bull Creek Bridge

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Bridge over Bull Creek on W Peoria St (303rd Street)
Miami County, Kansas
Open to traffic
1958 (reconstructed 2014)
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 291.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.57656, -94.89606   (decimal degrees)
38°34'36" N, 94°53'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/334835/4271493 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paola West
Land survey
T. 17 S., R. 23 E., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000610490 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 73098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 98.8 (out of 100)
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Beam (16,945)
Built 1958 (368)
Built during 1950s (4,013)
Have street view (29,155)
Kansas (3,271)
Miami County, Kansas (79)
Open (41,013)
Owned by county (21,656)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,675)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,542)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 7, 2016: Added by Clark Vance



Bull Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the NRHP application, the bridge spanned the Osawatomie Crossing of Bull Creek. This sounds a bit odd initially as Bull Creek does not run through Osawatomie, but instead runs through Paola. My suspicion is that the phrase "Osawatomie Crossing", was probably an old term used for a location on a road from Paola to Osawatomie. I will keep looking for leads.

Bull Creek Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

No evidence of a rail line here so the ashlar pier visible to the north must be from a previous road bridge. Is this a possible location for the triple bowstring that got parted out?