Rating:
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Cottonwood River Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Cottonwood River & ATSF RR on US 50
Location
Marion County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1952, Replaced 1995
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 132.9 ft.
Total length: 477.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24737, -96.91939   (decimal degrees)
38°14'51" N, 96°55'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/682066/4235309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0057-B0009 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 47411 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 65.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
2,310

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected listing to show old bridge
  • December 27, 2010: Added by Sheldon Wiens

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Comments 

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Anonymous

wow he finally got lucky and found one. If this is what he was looking for then thank god now he can stop and go ruin someone else's website.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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J.P.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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Thanks,

J.P.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Anonymous

Quit your whining, grab your camera and go!

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Man, I wish someone would just photograph this bridge before it could get demolished. I would have just loved to see how it used to look like.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, I strongly suspect that this is the old bridge that Sheldon was looking for. I have driven this old road, and much of it is very narrow and still paved with brick.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Nice find! Appears to be 1930's/early 40's era. Looking at a map of the area, it looks like an old alignment of US 50.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is also a Tee Beam bridge just to the South of this modern bridge. It is undoubtedly lurking in the NBI, but I have not yet added it to Bridgehunter.

Here is the Streetview: http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ie=UTF8&ll=38.242528,-96.922...

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I found the older bridge in the 1992 NBI listings. I have changed this entry to reflect the bridge that was *REPLACED* rather than the modern-day bridge.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There wasn't. Well, where else could highway 50 go?

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Anonymous

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Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 27, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wasn't there an old bridge before this one? Because if this bridge is not historic, there had to be an earlier bridge before this one. So it was probably replaced in 1995.