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Baxter Springs Bridge

Photo 

Spring River Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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View this photo at 66postcards.com

BH Photo #483737

Map 

Description 

Cut stone at the bottom of the photo suggests an even old bridge may have existed here.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spring River on 12th St. in Baxter Springs
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced by a state design bridge in 1943
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses (at least 4)
Also called
Spring River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02361, -94.72065   (decimal degrees)
37°01'25" N, 94°43'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/346944/4098875 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baxter Springs
Inventory number
BH 17565 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,079)
Built during 1890s (3,108)
Cherokee County, Kansas (55)
Kansas (3,260)
Lost (27,356)
Lost 1943 (31)
Lost during 1940s (452)
Owned by state (16,320)
Pratt through truss (5,874)
Pratt truss (10,020)
Replaced by new bridge (18,571)
Through truss (16,253)
Truss (34,689)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed page to match bridge in photo, which was the previous truss bridge and not the 1943 structure.
  • October 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com