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Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge

Photo 

Circa 1909

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BH Photo #428118

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on Walnut
Location
Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61831, -95.26979   (decimal degrees)
38°37'06" N, 95°16'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/302391/4276865 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81640 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Franklin County, Kansas (36)
Kansas (2,903)
Lost (20,717)
Ottawa, Kansas (12)
Owned by city (4,784)
Through truss (13,572)
Truss (30,520)

Update Log 

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

Comments 

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2018, by Luke

College Creek up by the dam in the arboretum.

The Squaw "swim" was a $20 dare.

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2018, by Don Morrison

Lol; College creek above or below Lake Latrine?

Hazardous duty pay?

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

Kansans tend to frown very strongly on any River related activities. Almost all rivers are considered privately owned except the Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. Thus, if you are canoeing on the Marais des Cygnes, Neosho, Verdigris, etc, you could potentially get reported for trespassing.

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Luke

I've waded/swam in both College and Squaw Creeks.

Made money off the latter. :')

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Don Morrison

I've canoed or tubed most of the rivers in the Story and Boone county area, and the Mitchell, Howard, and Winnesheik county area up north. The Maquoketa near Painted Rocks park is nice too.

Probably how I came to love those old iron trusses. 8^)

Floated over that low weir north of Ames off of Arrasmith Trail once. Ugh.

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Luke

Iowa has a LOT of beautiful canoeing spots, despite all the crappy low-head dams.

Walnut Street-Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 19, 2018, by Don Morrison

Possibly there was a park along the dam pool and people canoed there.

Surprised to hear that canoeing is limited in Kansas.

My favorite stream, the Upper Iowa River, is classified as non-meandered, so the land is private, only the water is public. Even so, it is the possibly the most popular canoe destination in the state.

Here's the old 2000 canoe guide.

http://publications.iowa.gov/15395/1/Iowa%20Canoe%20Guide%20...

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

Ott Dam removed 1959