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Delaware River Bridge


Photo uploaded by Art S


BH Photo #348948



Lost bridge over Delaware River on K-4/16
Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas
Replaced 2006
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 1,383.9 ft.
Deck width: 30.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.34202, -95.45052   (decimal degrees)
39°20'31" N, 95°27'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/288817/4357596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Valley Falls
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0044-B0020 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 52684 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1999)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • June 17, 2012: Added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Sheldon Wiens


Delaware River Bridge
Posted February 14, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Your guess is as best as mine. I'm pretty sure the photo doesn't go with the 1969 alignment but from there on it's a choice between the bridge next to the railroad crossings, the bridge on the old highway, or some other location lost to time.

I try to be excessively polite about changing other people's work so I'll just comment with no claim of infallibility.

Maybe there's something to be found about the pre-1930s bridges or an old map with another crossing.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted February 14, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


This was best guess. Please feel free to edit and adjust based on your knowledge.


Art S.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted February 13, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)


I don't think there was a crossing here prior to 1969. Before then Hwy 16 crossed here: http://bridgehunter.com/ks/jefferson/bh36320

There are two other nearby trusses that appear to be ca 1930 that may have replaced the bridge in the photo. Based on the lack of RR bridges in the photo I'd think it might have been in the location of the one in the above link.