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7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge

Photo 

Circa 1909

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BH Photo #428110

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 7th Street
Location
Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60840, -95.24536   (decimal degrees)
38°36'30" N, 95°14'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304491/4275712 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81638 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Franklin County, Kansas (38)
Kansas (3,052)
Lost (22,258)
Ottawa, Kansas (12)
Owned by city (4,928)
Through truss (14,041)
Truss (31,229)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Anonymous

Yes, the area around the Main Street Bridge has been altered greatly. The river has been channelized through there. The Marais des Cygnes River has a terrible history of flooding, and Ottawa needed to build a levee system to protect the town.

At one time, there were three truss bridges right next to each other over the river. Locust Street, the railroad bridge, and the Main Street Bridge.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks cAPs Look and speeel cheerk get me every time!

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Case Study

Maybe cAPS lOCK wasn't such a good idea in this cASE.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Robert,

The bridge I refer to is just to the west of Main Street. It was replaced with a series of I-Beams.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

John:

There is still a truss bridge on the west side of town. It now serves as a rail trail. The chanelization project started just east of that bridge.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Robert,

I know there was a truss on the ATSF route heading south over the river. I believe it was replaced in the 60s? Iíll look further into it later this evening.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Marais des Cygnes River has been channelized through the entire Ottawa area. I suspect that this channelization process led to the destruction of any remaining historic bridges over the river in Ottawa.

This area once had an incredible collection of truss bridges, some of which were very ornate.

7th Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

thanks Robert!