Photo taken by Robert Elder
Yes, and I wish I could spend more time researching and bridgehunting in Kansas. There are so many bridges that have not yet been documented on this site. Many of them are on low maintenance roads or abandoned altogether which can make bridgehunting a real challenge.
I'm questioning, only because usually with rehabilitations, the NBI shows the original build date first, with the rehab date right after in parentheses, but this one is listed as a 1974 build date. I noticed that this county also has a truss bridge with a 1970 build date, so I wonder if it's the same scenario? Boy, I wish I lived closer to Kansas...
could also be a rehab date.
I have not actually researched this bridge so I can not provide a definitive answer. This is definitely an intruguing question, however. There is also the possibility that this date could have been a data etry error as well. I just can't imagine this bridge being built in 1974 either.
Was this bridge moved here in 1974? It has all of the design features of a truss bridge built in the '20s or possibly early '30s, but certainly not 1974. I noticed that it was shaded out on my display, as I have my settings set up to shade out any bridge newer than 1970.