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Elk Falls Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #103077

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Elk River beyond the end of Montgomery Street in Elk Falls
Location
Elk County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1893 by the George E. King Bridge Co.
Builder
- George E. King Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1994
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.37401, -96.18413   (decimal degrees)
37°22'26" N, 96°11'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/749339/4140085 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elk Falls
Inventory numbers
NRHP 94000403 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 17701 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,228)
7-panel truss (348)
Built 1893 (185)
Built during 1890s (2,489)
Elk County, Kansas (15)
George E. King Bridge Co. (26)
Kansas (2,730)
NR-listed (2,841)
Open to pedestrians (3,570)
Pin-connected (3,301)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Through truss (12,950)
Truss (29,552)
Wooden deck (5,873)
Wrought Iron (367)

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2017: New photo from Robert Elder
  • December 21, 2010: New photos from Robert Elder
  • December 14, 2010: New photos from Robert Elder
  • February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates.
  • June 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories - bridge is constructed of wrought iron.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Elk Falls Bridge
Posted June 2, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

An article describing the area with a view from the bridge:

http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20140602/blogs/140609973...

Elk Falls Bridge
Posted July 13, 2009, by Allen Johnson (nsa_sailor [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Flooding in 2007