I consider this to be one of the most scenic bridges I have ever photographed. It was built by the Walter Sharp company in 1917.
Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2004
BH Photo #110700
Originally a 2 span bridge, the West arch was filled in after a flood to prevent a total collapse.
- Stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on 275th Road about four miles north of Cambridge
- Cowley County, Kansas
- Open to one-lane traffic
- Built 1917. Western arch filled in ca. 1999.
- - Walter Sharp Bridge Co.
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 50.8 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.37725, -96.65208 (decimal degrees)
37°22'38" N, 96°39'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/707887/4139310 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Cambridge NW
- Land survey
- T. 31 S., R. 7 E., Sec. 3
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numbers
- KS 000180895506607 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17633 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of February 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.5 (out of 100)
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- October 17, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History.
- October 13, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Description.
- September 30, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added alternate name.
- February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
- September 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Builders
- January 30, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
- Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com