4 votes

Cottonwood River Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017


BH Photo #400949


Street View 


Concrete tee beam bridge over Cottonwood River on 5th Street
Florence, Marion County, Kansas
Open to traffic, 10 T limit
Concrete tee beam
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.24254, -96.92173   (decimal degrees)
38°14'33" N, 96°55'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/681873/4234768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 21 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 47425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (12,739)
Concrete tee beam (2,428)
Cottonwood River (Kansas) (28)
Fence guardrail (177)
Florence, Kansas (2)
Have street view (23,496)
Kansas (2,802)
Marion County, Kansas (83)
Open (36,944)
US 50 (92)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 29, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • November 18, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) Category
  • December 27, 2010: Added by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted August 25, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Visited this one on Wednesday this week, it is REALLY beginning to fall apart, chunks missing out of the railing that need replacing, taking a beating underneath with debris....precarious future for this one

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted July 29, 2016, by Matt Lohry

The NBI for this county seems to be a bit lacking in general; I have a hard time believing that there are only 13 bridges in the entire county.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted July 28, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

For some reason, I can't seem to find this one in the NBI...

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Bing Maps has a very nice view of this bridge