Rating:
2 votes

Cottonwood River Bridge

Photos 

This bridge consists of a seven panel riveted Pratt through truss and a four panel riveted pony truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008

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BH Photo #110932

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cottonwood River, 2.1 mi. east and 0.6 mi. south of Florence
Location
Marion County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled to be replaced and demolished. Doomed
History
Built 1915
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.9 ft.
Total length: 180.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.23582, -96.87707   (decimal degrees)
38°14'09" N, 96°52'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/685799/4234111 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Inventory numbers
KS 000570871005426 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
40

Categories 

Built 1915 (1,135)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Doomed (1,041)
Have street view (22,590)
Kansas (2,731)
Marion County, Kansas (83)
Open (36,901)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,834)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Through truss (12,951)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,814)
Truss (29,556)

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) category
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link for this doomed bridge
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • January 25, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Bridge is doomed.
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Overview" and "Design"
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted July 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was hoping to return to this bridge and photograph it in more detail before it got destroyed. Apparently no such luck. Thanks for letting us know about this, that way I don't make an unnecessary trip down the road.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted July 29, 2017, by Ron Reber

Well they did not have an attack of common sense. Bridge has been totally done away with not a trace of it and replaced with a new bridge.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted June 27, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just checked the KHRI. This bridge is scheduled for demolition in 2017.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted June 12, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Maybe they had an attack of common sense and realized that with an ADT count of 40 a new bridge wasn't warranted here.

...Well, one can hope!

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted June 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Scott:

Thanks for the update and the photo. Perhaps the bridge got a stay of execution.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted June 11, 2016, by scott branine

The bridge is still standing and open to traffic. I drove over it this past Saturday.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted January 25, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge appears to be doomed.

Source: http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=115-0000-...