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Climax Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Richard With

BH Photo #103090

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Marsh arch bridge over Otter Creek on KS 99 near Climax
Location
Greenwood County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; Reconstructed 1932; Replaced 1995
Design
Marsh through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 240.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.70853, -96.22366   (decimal degrees)
37°42'31" N, 96°13'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/744741/4177104 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Severy North
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0037-B0030 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 17771 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
845

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (tied)"
  • February 3, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates, although the bridge is lost.
  • December 10, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and Design Description
  • June 10, 2007: Posted photos from Richard With

Sources 

  • Richard With - withrg [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens

Comments 

Climax Bridge
Posted September 27, 2007, by Eric J. Burris (jeburris [at] valu-line [dot] net)

I remember this bridge from my youth, as we went this way to go to Caney to visit my Grandparents. I remembered it being very narrow, but cool nonetheless. Glad someone had a photo of it.