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Wakefield Bridge (Older)

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Photograph courtesy of the United States Geological Survey

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BH Photo #458172

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 82
Location
Wakefield, Clay County, Kansas
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1886; Destroyed 1935
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
3 100' Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.22004, -97.00923   (decimal degrees)
39°13'12" N, 97°00'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/671856/4343083 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86960 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 13, 2019: New photo from Luke

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Luke
  • 1935 Republican River Flood, The - Joy Hayden - Google Books - On May 31, 1935, a storm system surged along the Republican River, bursting its banks in a matter of minutes with a roar that could be heard miles away. The greatest flood to hit the tri-state area of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, it left behind a l
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Wakefield Bridge (Older)
Posted October 13, 2019, by Luke

This popped up in my search for info on these bridges. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/383827225/