Whitewater Potwin 1
Lovely county lane from the west but can get very muddy. Best road from the east side. West on NW160th off of Diamond road.
Photo taken by Mike LeMasters
BH Photo #148822
This is quite interesting. A group of people have put a special walkway over the bridge. This is an especially interesting development given the remote location of the bridge.
You can't say that Kansans don't love their truss bridges. Now, hopefully the Whitewater River will behave itself and not take out that pylon.
Visited this past weekend, new walkway has been put down for hikers and bicyclists I'm assuming, stone pillars still in the same precarious standing, overall entire bridge seems very sketchy but very happy to see it still relatively in one piece, great piece of KS history, a low-water crossing, albeit extremely steep and rather dangerous looking, sits on the side
Yes, the Whitewater River drains the western slope of the Flint Hills. Normally, it is a beautiful placid stream, but then after a prolonged heavy rain, it becomes a raging torrent and floods its valley. Then, a couple days later, it will be back to its normal pleasant self again.
I would agree Robert!
Geeze, what's with the abutment issues in this county! The Whitewater must be a crazy river at times!!
The larger span appears to have the endpost nut connections that seem indicative of a Wrought Iron Bridge Co. span. I would not be surprised if they were the fabricator.
In addition, this bridge also provides a good example of both a full-slope and half-hip Pratt pony truss. Now hopefully that pylon in the middle of the Whitewater River can hold out...
My bicycle riding buddy and I stumbled upon this bridge last Friday. I shimmyed across it with bike lugged over my shoulder. He opted to take the cold, stagnant river water route. 60th road from both directions will take you to the Bridge Closed baricade. Awesome area.
Glad to see that this bridge is still standing. Wrought Iron Bridge Co. perhaps?