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Morganville Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110309



Lost through truss bridge over Republican River, 0.5 mi. south and 1.3 mi. west of Morganville
Clay County, Kansas
Built 1927
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 448.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45842, -97.22445   (decimal degrees)
39°27'30" N, 97°13'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/652755/4369154 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clay Center NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000140230 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 6, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates for this lost bridge.
  • November 18, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Morganville Bridge
Posted May 6, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS page with photograph:


This bridge was not considered eligible for the NRHP.

Republican River Bridge
Posted November 18, 2008, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Morganville Bridge has been demolished and replaced by a UCEB. The road has been re-routed in the area.

Republican River Bridge
Posted May 13, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (Bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This triple span brige consists of three 6 panel riveted Pratt through trusses. When I crossed this bridge in April of 2006, I noticed that some earthwork was being conducted around the bridge. This might indicate that the bridge is scheduled for replacement.

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