Esch's Spur Bridge
Written by Clark Vance
Esch's Spur probably refers to Bernard P. Esch, Stockraiser, Liberty Township, Section 33, named in the 1905 Geo A. Ogle & Co atlas. The map of Liberty township shows the 1/4 section to the north of this road owned by (Wm. H.?) Kirk and to the south by Catherine Esch, with the residence of B. P. Esch. A short piece of rail runs parallel to the Missouri Pacific line and is labeled Esch Spur.
- Three-span stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek, southwest of Dexter
- Cowley County, Kansas
- Open to one-lane traffic
- Built 1913
- - Walter Sharp Bridge Co.
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 50.9 ft.
Total length: 182.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1985
- Also called
- Kirk Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.13547, -96.78136 (decimal degrees)
37°08'08" N, 96°46'53" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/697068/4112204 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Land survey
- T. 33 S., R. 6 E., Sec 33
- 1137 ft. above sea level
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numers
- NRHP 85001423 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000180881506945 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17627 (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: 45.1 (out of 100)
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- February 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
- October 1, 2016: Essay added by Clark Vance
- September 28, 2016: New photo from steve tredway
- December 24, 2014: New photo from steve tredway
- February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
- November 8, 2009: New photo from Mike LeMasters