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South Cottonwood River Bridge


This bridge is in very rough condition. Taken November 1, 2014.

Photo taken by Josh Ribble


BH Photo #309322


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Bridge over South Cottonwood River on 190th St
Lehigh, Marion County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1915
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 28.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34791, -97.32336   (decimal degrees)
38°20'52" N, 97°19'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/646511/4245747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000570821605280 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 50024 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 29, 2014: New photos from Josh Ribble
  • November 4, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Sheldon Wiens


South Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 5, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This being on an old alignment of US 56 the bridge has a place as a part of the history of the road and period. It's no brilliant piece of engineering but it is a relic of highway travel in earlier times.

South Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I see the comments before mine have been removed. I was just curious to see if the trash talkers would call a bridge posted by the webmaster "modern/not historic." Anyway, thanks for your input, Nathan and Robert. Also, thank you James for removing those vulgar comments.

South Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I would add that those t-beams in Georgia are the only bridges of interest in the county they are located. Older, more beautiful, and more significant t-beams exist in other states, but in Worth County, Georgia, those t-beams are quite a find.

South Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)


I think that Georgia bridge probably belongs on here. No, it does not rival an 1870s Bowstring, but in my humble opinion, T-Beams from the 1920s are appropriate.

This Kansas bridge may not be a beauty, but I don't see any need to delete it. I would not fight against the demolition of the bridge as it is not THAT historic, but I see no problem with Sheldon documenting it for us.

South Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 4, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Would you consider this bridge to be modern/not historic? Just curious...