Rating:
3 votes

Humboldt Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Robert L Elder

BH Photo #103016

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span Marsh arch bridge over Neosho River on Bridge Street in Humboldt
Location
Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Builders
- J.S. Vance & Son of Parsons, Kansas (Contractor)
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Design)
Design
Marsh arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 248.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 29.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.81109, -95.44781   (decimal degrees)
37°48'40" N, 95°26'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/284522/4187678 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Humboldt
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000010070 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17324 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 44.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1,098

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 26, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Humboldt, Kansas"
  • October 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (tied)"
  • September 22, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders per plaques on bridge.
  • September 27, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates.
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories.
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated categories
  • February 7, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • October 23, 2006: Posted photos from Robert L Elder

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Comments 

Humboldt Bridge
Posted September 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, I would agree. This bridge, along with the Coffeyville Bridge in Montgomery County should be absolute locks for NRHP listing.

Humboldt Bridge
Posted September 20, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one is a no-brainer given how the town has embraced this beauty with the park and landscaping.

Looks like a great setting!

Humboldt Bridge
Posted September 20, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I understand that the Kansas State Historical Society did another visit to this bridge yesterday, September 19th, 2017.

I do not know if it will eventually be nominated for a NRHP listing or not. In my humble opinion, I think that all remaining Marsh arch bridges nationwide should be listed, but that is just my personal opinion...

Humboldt Bridge
Posted December 15, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS appears to have resurveyed this one lately. It is now considered to be potentially NRHP Eligible.

http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?in=001-99

Humboldt Bridge
Posted October 4, 2014, by Sheldon Wiens

I will continue to do this for any bridge that has available street view. And I certainly will go out and photograph as many historic bridges as I can as soon as I get a place of my own to live at. I still live with my parents, and they rather not have me go too far, for my dad always wants me to help him on the farm every day.

Humboldt Bridge
Posted September 29, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Many thanks to Sheldon for some updated streetviews. Hopefully this bridge will remain in place for a long time. It has not been listed on the NRHP yet.