Rating:
2 votes

Cottonwood Falls Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Brian Roos

BH Photo #103030

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Three-span concrete arch bridge over Cottonwood River in Cottonwood Falls
Location
Chase County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1914 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. Made obsolete by new bridge in 1975. Rehabilitated for pedestrian use in 2007.
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.8 ft.
Total length: 207.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37491, -96.54126   (decimal degrees)
38°22'30" N, 96°32'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/714782/4250274 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cottonwood Falls
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85001422 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000090903805242 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17523 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2006)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 32.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
1

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Added rehabilitation date to History.
  • July 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) category
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link which shows that the bridge has been restored.
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates - moved balloon from the new bridge to the old one. Edited History.
  • October 16, 2006: Posted photos from Brian Roos

Sources 

  • Brian Roos - dragon8warrior [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cottonwood Falls Bridge
Posted November 18, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sheldon:

Yes, this bridge carried 177 until it was bypassed with a new bridge in 1975.

Cottonwood Falls Bridge
Posted November 4, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Did this bridge ever carry K-177 before it was made obsolete by the new K-177 bridge? The new bridge seems like it was built in the 1960's.