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West 14th Avenue Bridge

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This double span, seven panel, riveted through truss bridge spans the Walnut River south of US 160 in Winfield, Kansas. The annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival is held in the fairgrounds near the east end of this bridge.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2008

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BH Photo #110691

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Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Walnut River on West 14th Avenue in Winfield
Location
Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; Lost 2018
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 300.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23380, -97.01585   (decimal degrees)
37°14'02" N, 97°00'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/676009/4122653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hackney
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,227
Inventory number
BH 17637 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Replaced
  • February 21, 2018: Updated by Robert Elder: Lost.
  • January 28, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 21, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
  • February 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 7, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Name
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • July 14, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited City and Categories.
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

West 14th Avenue Bridge
Posted February 21, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was demolished today. 2018 has gotten off to a terrible start for bridge preservation in Kansas.

West 14th Avenue Bridge
Posted January 28, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Photo credit Robyn Hill on the antique cars.

West 14th Avenue Bridge
Posted January 28, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Bit premature on my doomsday date for this bridge, happening this week apparently, some fun photos of antique car owners this week enjoying it for the last time.

West 14th Avenue Bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Ugh. Visiting the annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival on the site of this bridge for over 25 years... it is currently being dismantled starting this past week. Sad. http://www.newscow.net/2018/01/18/work-replace-14th-ave-brid...

Riverside Avenue Bridge
Posted June 5, 2010, by David Peacock (dp1505e11 [at] juno [dot] com)

More commonly known as the West 14th street bridge. There used to be a Frisco RR trestle over the Walnut River just downstream. The kink on w 14th just before one crosses the bridge was because of the RR.