Rating:
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Branson Bridge

Photos 

Branson Bridge 1

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters March 2000

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BH Photo #148919

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road just east of K-15 and north of Dexter
Location
Cowley County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1908, collapsed sometime after 2009
Builder
- Walter Sharp Bridge Co.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.22699, -96.71269   (decimal degrees)
37°13'37" N, 96°42'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/702924/4122504 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dexter
Land survey
T. 32 S., R. 7 E., Sec. 31
Inventory numbers
KS 000180889206822 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1999)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
10

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: to do list & changed status
  • December 24, 2014: Updated by steve tredway: The bridge has fallen in over the last few years and is totally destroyed.
  • January 25, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • November 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Changed Builder from Walter Sharp to Walter Sharp Bridge Co. to agree with other bridges on this site.
  • November 9, 2009: New photos from Mike LeMasters

Sources 

  • steve tredway
  • Mike LeMasters
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Branson Bridge
Posted June 19, 2015, by Robert Elder

Yep, Google Maps clearly shows a collapsed bridge.

Branson Bridge
Posted November 9, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Glad to see some pictures of this bridge on the website. I have seen the turnoff for the bridge, but I thought that the road looked impassible for my car.