Massachusetts Street Bridge (3rd)
Massachusetts Street Bridge 1951
Oblique view (facing north) of the Massachusetts Street bridge almost completely inundated by the waters of the Kansas River during the Flood of 1951.
Photo uploaded by John Kritos copied from an online student report source - original photo courtesy of Douglas County.
BH Photo #159104
The 1,026 foot concrete arch bridge was built by Douglas County and opened in January 1917. The bridge deck originally had a brick surface with a set of streetcar tracks down the middle. The deck was later paved over with concrete and asphalt.
- Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Kansas River on US 24/US 40/ Massachusetts Street in Lawrence
- Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built by Douglas County in 1917 - Demolished late 1970s
- - Interurban
- Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western Railway (KV&W; KCKV&W)
- Open-spandrel arch
Total length: 1,026.0 ft.
- Also called
- Kansas River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.97515, -95.23601 (decimal degrees)
38°58'31" N, 95°14'10" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/306301/4316396 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Lawrence East
- Inventory numer
- BH 39833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 19, 2013: Updated by Robert Healey: Fixed name pending addition of other Mass St. bridges
- May 12, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
- March 26, 2010: Updated by John Kritos: Updated year built and lost, total length, added history, and photo.
- February 11, 2009: Added by Robert Elder