Rating:
3 votes

Neosho River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110231

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span Marsh arch bridge over Neosho River on 19th Lane, 0.2 mi. east of Hartford
Location
Coffey County, Kansas, and Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926
Design
Concrete through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 292.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 10, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.30893, -95.94780   (decimal degrees)
38°18'32" N, 95°56'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/242253/4244204 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hartford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83000420 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000160969205326 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 53.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
150

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2017: New photos from Ron Reber
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • July 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories
  • July 18, 2010: New photos from David Backlin
  • April 8, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustments to GPS Coordinates.
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories.
  • March 2, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Ron Reber

Comments 

Neosho River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This area gets backwater from John Redmond Reservoir IIRC. I seem to remember that this road could get barricaded on occasion. There used to be a MASSIVE log jam just upstream from the bridge which I am sure made the problem worse.

This bridge always seems to have a new layer of paint.

Hope you still got some good pics.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Field visited this bridge June 2016. If this bridge is open to traffic it is during low water levels only only... the river was more like a lake east of the bridge and deep water was over the road, and the road gated off. The bridge was still "open to traffic" if we expand the definition of "open to traffic" to include fishermen parking their car on the bridge to interfere with my photos. I can also explain the graffiti... one of the locals (sounding quite proud of this) announced to me that graduating high school students paint their name and graduation year on the bridge. Indeed much of the graffiti appeared to be of this variety.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted December 8, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The same thing used to happen with the more famous Route 66 Brush Creek Bridge in Cherokee Co. but a good coat of white paint took care of that. That one seems to remain graffiti free.

This bridge seems to get more covered in graffiti ever year.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted December 8, 2009, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Oh gee, another example of what you call mixing cans of spraypaint with a bunch of morons. The graffiti covering this historic bridge is utterly appalling.