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North Branch Otter Creek Bridge

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North branch Otter Creek Bridge

Post on each end but open to motorcycles.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in June 2009

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BH Photo #170009

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Facts 

Overview
Preserved three-span stone arch bridge over North Branch Otter Creek, 3.8 mi. north of Piedmont
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Preserved
Future prospects
Preserved
History
Built 1908; bypassed 2005
Builder
- Walter Sharp Bridge Co.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.69117, -96.37981   (decimal degrees)
37°41'28" N, 96°22'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/731027/4174781 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Piedmont NW
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85001426 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000000000370578 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
21

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2016: New photos from steve tredway
  • February 27, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • July 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History and Year Lost - bridge is extant.
  • July 21, 2010: New photo from Mike LeMasters
  • September 16, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Builders.
  • October 21, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike LeMasters
  • Luke
  • steve tredway

Comments 

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted March 30, 2016, by scott branine

Jay Thanks for posting this photo.

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted February 24, 2016, by Jay Glidewell (jcg2002 [at] fhotmail [dot] com)

My GG-grandfather James Morris did the stone work on this bridge I believe he started in 1900 and finished in 1903. He would have been 66 at it's completion and I'm sure he would not have been 71. This is a Pic when it was near done. James and his wife Rachel and a grandson are in the center arch.

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, great image. Thanks for posting it here.

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by David A. Shaw (scpry1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I like that picture you took.

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted September 5, 2011, by scott branine (scttdole [at] yahoo [dot] com)

One of my favorite stone arch bridges. This is a digital black and white infrared image I took of the bridge on 9-4-2011.

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

High fives for dual sports! What kinda bike is that? I ride a 2009 Kawasaki KLX-250 and my dad rides a 2006 Suzuki DRZ-400

North Branch Otter Creek Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by Mike LeMasters

Lots of good dual sport motorcycle roads in Greenwood county.

Otter Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2007, by Larry Hornbaker (larryhornbaker [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Local road (J Road) has been re-routed with a new concrete bridge and the stone arch bridge has been left in place.