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Stearns Ford Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Whitewater River on Parallel Road
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1898. Lost, likely due to collapse.
Design
Was probably a stone arch bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.82514, -97.03060   (decimal degrees)
37°49'31" N, 97°01'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/673326/4188241 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Benton
Inventory number
BH 77573 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
Built 1898 (262)
Built during 1890s (2,489)
Butler County, Kansas (115)
Kansas (2,730)
Lost (18,942)
Whitewater River (Kansas) (25)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Whitewater River (Kansas)"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • KHRI PDF

Comments 

Stearns Ford Bridge
Posted June 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS recently discovered a removed/collapsed bridge on Parallel Road at the Whitewater River. I am not sure what type of bridge it was, although it appears to have been built in 1898. I do not know if it was demolished at some point, or if it collapsed during one of the many floods on the Whitewater River.