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Whitewater River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Denise Busenitz in October 2021

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BH Photo #509992

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Whitewater River on 30n4-24-4 Off S.
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Concrete tee beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 54.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94142, -97.03575   (decimal degrees)
37°56'29" N, 97°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/672601/4201135 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Potwin
Inventory numbers
KS 000080853405840 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 72781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 12, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Whitewater River (Kansas)"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted October 16, 2021, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have converted the files to JPG and added them to the web page.

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted October 15, 2021, by Denise Busenitz (ddb4sol [at] gmail [dot] com)

These are photos of the bridge just west of Potwin that crosses the Whitewater River, but is now overgrown as well as abandoned.

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Whitewater River Bridge
Posted December 22, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Earth has some good imagery of this one. It may be a concrete through girder. Butler County used concrete through girders frequently, including examples over the Whitewater and its tributaries.

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted July 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think that I have matched the correct NBI listing with the correct abandoned bridge.

The Whitewater River keeps offering up old bridges...