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Verdigris River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Verdigris River, 4.6 mi. east and 3.0 mi. north of Neal
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Collapsed and never replaced
Design
Pratt through truss with Kingpost pony truss approaches
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 217.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88083, -96.00395   (decimal degrees)
37°52'51" N, 96°00'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/763499/4196825 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Virgil
Inventory numbers
KS 000370963605920 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17787 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated GPS Coordinates, Status Description, Design, and Design Description.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Verdigris River Bridge
Posted March 7, 2014, by Robert Brock (k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I took the 5 mile off road trek up to Quincy to check on this bridge today. Sad to say it is very much gone, the Eastern abutment is still intact but the western side of the bridge the abutment is all crumbled down to the river.

Verdigris River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2010, by J.P.

using google earth's past satellite images i have figured out it vanished between March 26th 1996 and February 16th 2002. In the 2002 image i can clearly see no bridge, very sad.

Verdigris River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just had a look at the latest Bing Maps. I think that this one is probably lost, though if I was in Quincy, I would certainly be willing to do a field verification.

Verdigris River Bridge
Posted December 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pardon the typo. elegible=eligible

Verdigris River Bridge
Posted December 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge status is unknown. Google Maps does not indicate an extant bridge, but bridges do not show up well if a deck has been removed. Apparently the bridge was elegible for the NRHP as of 1996, so that may give us some hope.

Photo available at http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=073-0000-...