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Fort Scott Marmaton bridge

Map 

Description 

Picture here: http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/king/ill136.html

There was a series of bridges over the Marmaton at Fort Scott built for the military road. Their history is not documented on this site but this is a drawing of one of them.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Marmaton River
Location
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas
Status
Demolished
History
Shown in an 1875 book, possibly built at the location of a ferry at the mouth of Mill Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.84876, -94.70338   (decimal degrees)
37°50'56" N, 94°42'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/350135/4190401 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Scott
Inventory number
BH 53064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bourbon County, Kansas (38)
Fort Scott, Kansas (12)
Kansas (3,041)
Lost (22,226)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2012: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Fort Scott Marmaton bridge
Posted August 6, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is a very cool image. I know the triple bowstrings are called the Military Bridge and not far from where you have marked.