Rating:
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Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Sheldon Wiens in July 2011

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BH Photo #205501

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over a branch of the Marion Reservoir on 210th St
Location
Marion, Marion County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned / Flooded
History
Abandoned in 1969
Design
Concrete culvert
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37698, -97.12622   (decimal degrees)
38°22'37" N, 97°07'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/663674/4249304 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Durham
Inventory number
BH 49194 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,050)
Culvert (973)
Kansas (2,728)
Marion County, Kansas (83)
Marion, Kansas (8)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens

Sources 

  • Sheldon Wiens

Comments 

Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge
Posted July 26, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I honestly think it was there and it was inundated when the dam/whatever was built.

Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge
Posted July 25, 2011, by Matt Lohry

Just a thought, but these look like the top of the railings, and the culvert is most likely intact. It appears as though wingwalls are present, which leads me to believe that these are the typical type of railings that are no more than six inches to a foot tall, so I'd be willing to bet that the water is shallow enough (between the railings, at least) to wade through with waterproof boots without getting wet.

Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge
Posted July 25, 2011, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Was it inundated or did it just collapse?

Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge
Posted July 25, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I don't know if this bridge is actually a concrete culvert, or if it's just the foundation of the bridge. My dad says he used to cross it before it was abandoned. He said that it had a wooden deck and the bridge was a steel beam. I don't really have any idea what design this bridge is. I was about to go into the water to feel the bridge, but then knew I didn't have the right clothes on for that.

Branch Marion Reservoir Bridge
Posted July 25, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

I'd say this falls into the "submerged" category