Sounds good, Julie. I will keep this page updated. If the trusses can be re-used somewhere, so be it.
This bridge is an important link between Osawatomie and the rural parts of the county located east of the city. Unfortunately it is in very poor condition. From what I understand, officials are afraid that any repairs would just be a temporary solution.
I put in a call to the city manager suggesting that they need to also look at a cost for repair. Told them I had been there just to go bridgespotting on Robert's itinerary. And I ate lunch. So we will see.
I follow up on as many as possible you know. Keep the info coming.
Another update on the future of this bridge: http://www.graphic-online.com/news/article_4fda9090-e800-5381-833a-db147c0bcae7.html
Looks like the commissioners want to remove the trusses and construct a new bridge on the original pylons.
Sounds like salt has at least in part led to the disrepair of this bridge.
The latest news on this bridge: http://www.kccommunitynews.com/osawatomie-graphic-news/30724441/detail.html
The county does not have the money to replace the bridge, so it will likely remain closed for now. The county has improved surrounding roads to improve traffic flow.
This bridge is commonly known as the Mill Street Bridge, although it is actually on Main Street. When the levees were constructed around Osawatomie, Mill Street was truncated and Main Street was routed through the levee system and across the bridge.