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Middle Cedar Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #414801

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Middle Cedar Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Kensington
Location
Smith County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1900, bypassed 2000
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78671, -99.04806   (decimal degrees)
39°47'12" N, 99°02'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/495884/4404085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kensington
Land survey
T. 3 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 17
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
20
Inventory numbers
KS 000920639003300 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18579 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 24, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 24, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Set Pin

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Comments 

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 27, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Continuing with the holiday theme, I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season. Hopefully 2018 will bring us lots of preservation success stories. 2017 saw the preservation of a great Bowstring bridge in Arkansas.

This bridge is another example of a truss type that would not have likely been built much after 1910. As the steel mills began producing larger beams, the stringer bridge became a practical option for small crossings like this.

I noticed that the company that built this bridge was still operating under the name Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works. They had not changed the name to Missouri Valley Bridge company yet.

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Kansas Default Date is a bit funny in this case. Ca. 1910 although the plaque says 1900. Hmmm...

Hats off to Smith County for saving it.

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Happy Pontist Holidays to you and yours also!

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Whoops!! Dana and Kay !!

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Great, thanks for changing pin (again) Dana and Kim!! Happy Pontist Holidays !! 🎅🌉

Middle Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

This one is great...saved by Smith County quite a while back considering old and weathered condition of bridge replacement few feet from it to the east. Current pin drop incorrect also as of 12/24/17, this 1900-plaque-adorned bridge is actually just a few feet west of B Rd. just off 160 Rd, 2/3 of the way up north to 1st driveway that runs west (see satellite photo also). Leavenworth, KS-produced pony, pretty dinged up but neat attraction heading out of Kensington north and west.