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Caney River Bridge


Lost through truss bridge over Caney River, 1.2 mi. south of Hewins
Chautauqua County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built 1904 by the Midland Bridge Co.; replaced 2001
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
2 span Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 184.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02417, -96.40667   (decimal degrees)
37°01'27" N, 96°24'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/730693/4100698 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Vale East
Land survey
T. 35 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 10
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000100010 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 9, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Midland Bridge Co."


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.


Caney River Bridge
Posted January 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

See KHRI for details. This bridge was traditionally composed, at least by the standards of the Midland Bridge Co., which was a company that built some unique structures such as the 1902 Long Shoals Bridge.

This one had some nice stone abutments.