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Neosho River Bridge



Lost through truss bridge over Neosho River on a local road, 1.0 mi. west and 1.5 mi. south of Americus
Lyon County, Kansas
Built ca. 1910, later demolished.
Seven panel pin-connected Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 178.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48667, -96.28000   (decimal degrees)
38°29'12" N, 96°16'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/737242/4263319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000560933005085 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 41025 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated multiple categories to incorporate Mr. Burris' information.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Neosho River Bridge
Posted January 26, 2010, by Eric J. Burris (eburris [at] augustagov [dot] org)

I am from this area, and I can tell you that the bridge has been gone since probably the early '80s. I have had people refer to this bridge as "Hutch Bridge." My dad used to go to this bridge and shoot pop cans. Back then (I was really young) there was nothing left of this bridge except the iron frame-no deck and no approach on the north side. I have been back there recently, and the main part is gone. The pylons on the north side are still there as is the concrete support on the south of the river on the bank. The road is closed and is just a field road now. Trees have overtaken everything and you just about have to know it was there to find it now. I have attached a photo of it from the Kansas Historical Database.