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Elk Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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BH Photo #498952

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 0.4 mi. east of Agenda
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1949
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.8 ft.
Total length: 53.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69667, -97.42833   (decimal degrees)
39°41'48" N, 97°25'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/634751/4395271 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Agenda
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000790809903420 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18424 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 21 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 1949 (420)
Built during 1940s (4,249)
Kansas (3,271)
One-lane traffic (7,921)
Open (41,013)
Owned by county (21,656)
Pony truss (17,077)
Republic County, Kansas (42)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,459)
Structurally deficient (12,827)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,627)
Truss (35,925)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Elk Creek Bridge
Posted May 15, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

I think 1949 could be spot on - photos taken today, or this is a replacement/modification of something that existed that was much older

Elk Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have not seen this bridge, but based on what I have seen in Republic County (and its lightweight appearance on Google Maps), this bridge might be MUCH older than 1949. Try 1880-1920 potentially...