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Anderson Road Bridge


1917 - 100 years old in 2017

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017


BH Photo #378881



Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Negro creek on Rs 1592 (Anderson Road)
Atchison County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1917
Concrete through girder
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 44.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54671, -95.55281   (decimal degrees)
39°32'48" N, 95°33'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/280644/4380560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 6 S., R. 17 E., Sec. 7 and 8
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000030460 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 72648 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 16, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 28, 2016: Added by Nathan Holth



Anderson Road Bridge
Posted February 16, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Like this old bird - easy access from Muscotah - believe it's over Negro Creek. Still looks solid.

Anderson Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good thought about the age. I scrolled through the concrete girder bridges on here, and relatively few are pre 1920. I will have to keep an eye out for more of these. I am sure that there will be more of them to discover.

Anderson Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Robert... nothing to be ashamed of, I always visit the rarer bridges first, then as time/money etc allow start to go after the less significant stuff. And next to metal trusses and marsh arches, these really aren't all that significant. However, its worth noting that these pre-1920 examples are fairly old examples, at least compared to the Illinois and Michigan inventories for which I have more familiarity.

Anderson Road Bridge
Posted June 28, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Nathan:

Thanks for the tip. I have to admit that when I was living in Kansas, I really did not pay much attention to these bridges. I have started photographing them on trips back home.