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Thunder Road Whitewater River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Whitewater River on Thunder Road
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Demolished ca. 1960.
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.67006, -96.99811   (decimal degrees)
37°40'12" N, 96°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/676553/4171094 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Augusta
Inventory number
BH 74686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Butler County, Kansas (115)
Kansas (2,728)
Lost (18,931)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Through truss (12,945)
Truss (29,539)
Whitewater River (Kansas) (25)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Whitewater River (Kansas)"

Sources 

Comments 

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Comments on Pg.25 of the text. She mentions this one as well as another one that still stands...

http://bridgehunter.com/ks/butler/80865806307/

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted April 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As some of you might be aware, President Obama's Mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, grew up in Augusta and Wichita. There has been an oral history project underway to record the stories of those who were related to, or were friends with the family. This bridge gets mentioned in one of the interviews starting on page 25. Apparently it was a popular place for photographs - and perhaps a site where people have drowned.

http://obamakansasheritage.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/...

Whitewater River Bridge
Posted December 7, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Historic Aerials shows a truss bridge (likely a Pratt through truss) at this location in 1959. The 1960 aerial imagery reveals that the bridge had been demolished. The newer bridge has since been replaced in turn.