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Old Jefferson Town Bowstring Bridge

Photos 

This bridge is located immediately east of US 59 in Old Jefferson Town, Oskaloosa, Kansas.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in December 2006

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BH Photo #111538

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over unnamed creek
Location
Jefferson County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built by the King Iron Bridge & Mfg Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. Relocated to Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21222, -95.30995   (decimal degrees)
39°12'44" N, 95°18'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/300565/4342869 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oskaloosa
Inventory number
BH 36228 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 26, 2017: New photos from Kevin Skow
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • June 11, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Corrected typo in Overview
  • June 10, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories - bridge is constructed of wrought iron.
  • November 12, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Year Built
  • July 13, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder
  • February 8, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old Jefferson Town Bowstring Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

1875 !!

Old Jefferson Town Bowstring Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Wow. 1st visit. Little thing is really neat, perfect spot for it in this city park.