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Neosho River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Neosho River
Location
Oswego, Labette County, Kansas
Status
Demolished
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.17612, -95.10391   (decimal degrees)
37°10'34" N, 95°06'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/313223/4116483 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71725 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bowstring through truss (190)
Bowstring truss (380)
Kansas (2,705)
Labette County, Kansas (66)
Lost (18,683)
Oswego, Kansas (3)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 1, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Relocated to north location
  • April 28, 2016: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • April 23, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 5, 2016: Added by ArtS

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Comments 

Neosho River Bridge
Posted May 1, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Clark,

Looks good! I agree with you on the alignment.

Regards,

Art S.

East Bridge
Posted May 1, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Railroad predates 1886, so I'm going with the north location by the bluffs. Old maps show the crossing a bit east of the current one, closer to the bluffs.

East Bridge
Posted April 29, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The bluffs along the north side of town can be seen in photos here:

http://www.kansastravel.org/oswegoriversidepark.htm

It's possible the historic bowstring was on a different alignment when it crossed.

East Bridge
Posted April 28, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Clark,

To me the curve of the river matches Xavier Road, or more likely North Iowa St., better. Also, the bluffs on the south shore seem quite high based on the shadows in the satellite image. Finally, when was the railroad put in? If it was before the turn of the century, it eliminates the East Bridge location.

Let's give it a day or two to see if anyone has more info before we move and rename it.

Regards,

Art S.