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Kaw River Bridge at DeSoto

Map 

Description 

A 1959 press photo shows the closed bridge and states it collapsed in 1956 under the weight of a truck.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Kansas River on Route 2
Location
De Soto, Johnson County, Kansas, and Leavenworth County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge ca 1964
History
Collapsed in 1956, remover later
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98246, -94.96490   (decimal degrees)
38°58'57" N, 94°57'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/329806/4316665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Land survey
T. 12 S., R. 22 E., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 69438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com