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Kaw River Bridge

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Kansas River Bridge

The Iola Register: June 2 1962

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BH Photo #457436

Map 

Description 

This may have been built in 1892 and lost in to ice 1962. It experienced serious damage from several floods and ice jams.

Picture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eudora_public_library/911848751...

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kansas River at Eudora on Elm Street
Location
Douglas County, Kansas, and Leavenworth County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Six Pratt through trusses with pony truss approach
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.95665, -95.09561   (decimal degrees)
38°57'24" N, 95°05'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/318418/4314054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eudora
Land survey
T. 13 S., R. 21 E., Sec. 5
Inventory number
BH 57829 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 1, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Flickr - Postcard of bridge
  • Eudora History - Description of Kaw Bridge
  • Lawrence Journal-World - Reopening after 1935 ice damage
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com