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Caney River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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BH Photo #402049

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Caney River, 0.7 mi. west of Hewins
Location
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1915
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.04111, -96.42139   (decimal degrees)
37°02'28" N, 96°25'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/729332/4102542 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Vale East
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000100030 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17534 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 36.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
120

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Caney River Bridge
Posted September 12, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

No evidence of new bridge construction that I saw. Little towns of Hewins and Osro next door to east all but dried up, sad, but pretty area.

Caney River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It has been years since I have crossed this bridge so I'm really glad to see that it's still in place. Did you see any evidence of new bridge construction?

If Chautauqua County wanted to build a new bridge, it would be very easy to bypass this bridge to the south. Chautauqua County has lost several historic bridges over the last couple decades, but this one should be a good candidate for preservation as it is in such a rural area and on a rather scenic drive to boot.

Caney River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Very tidy little thru-truss. Can hardly believe the county is keeping this one, saw noone in the hour I spent there relaxing - zero traffic, very remote....but why "fix what ain't broke"? A classic.