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Caney River Bridge

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Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Caney River, 1.2 mi. south of Hewins
Location
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1904 by the Midland Bridge Co.; replaced 2001
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
2 span Pratt through truss
Dimensions
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
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000100010 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17533 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1999)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
45

Update Log 

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

Sources 

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

Comments 

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.