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Creamery Bridge

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Overview

Photos submitted by Phil & Shayna Grieshaber

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Major restoration in 2013

Facts 

Overview
Three-span Marsh arch bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 8th Street at Osawatomie
Location
Osawatomie, Miami County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930, Rehabilitated 2013
Builders
- James Barney Marsh of North Lake, Wisconsin
- Maxwell Construction Co. of Columbus, Kansas
Design
Marsh arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 315.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 25.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 10, 1983
Also called
8th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.50291, -94.95522   (decimal degrees)
38°30'10" N, 94°57'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/329508/4263427 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Paola West
Land survey
T. 18 S., R. 22 E., Sec. 11
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83000434 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000000000610290 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
660

Update Log 

  • January 17, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • November 14, 2014: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • September 26, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • July 22, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: Matthew Landes provided updated NBI data from the most recent bridge inspection
  • July 17, 2013: Updated by Matthew Landes: Bridge repaired, updated PLSS location
  • July 8, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Rehabilitation date - 2013
  • December 16, 2011: New photo from Robert Elder
  • June 16, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Alternate name.
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in Overview
  • July 8, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated categories
  • March 2, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • February 18, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photos from Phil & Shayna Grieshaber

Sources 

  • Phil & Shayna Grieshaber
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matthew Landes
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens

Comments 

Creamery Bridge - Rainbow Arch MPS
Posted April 7, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Creamery Bridge was one of the first Marsh Arch bridges in Kansas to be considered for NRHP listing. This was done through a project to identify the most significant examples of Marsh Arch bridges in Kansas as of the year 1980. Although some highly important bridges were included, some other highly important bridges were left out. Some of them were added later, but others are still non-select. This PDF explains the process of how some bridges got selected in the 1980s.

http://kshs.org/resource/national_register/MPS/RainbowArchBr...

Creamery Bridge
Posted July 9, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think that the two-toned paint job looks great!

Creamery Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for posting the picture below. This bridge looks better than ever - at least since I started driving over it on a regular basis.

Creamery Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Matthew Landes (mlandes [at] miamicountyks [dot] org)

Creamery Bridge is scheduled for reopening after our rehabilitation project on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. Ribbon cutting will be at 9:00am. I've included a photo taken when we were about 95% complete with the rehab.

Creamery Bridge
Posted February 7, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled for repair. I have heard some news about this, but now we have a detailed article.

http://www.graphic-online.com/news/local_news/article_8fc78f...

Reading the comments from Mr. McMahon, from the county commission, it is clear that there is a strong commitment to HB preservation in this area.

H/T: Nathan Holth http://www.historicbridges.org/

Creamery Bridge
Posted August 15, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

James et. al.

I noticed that there is already a category for the Osage River in Missouri. As locals know, this is the same river as the Marais des Cygnes.

I have created a category for bridges over the Marais des Cygnes River upstream from its confluence with the Little Osage where the name change takes place.

Both categories now have an explanation and a link to the other category.

Creamery Bridge
Posted February 13, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

James, et. al:

Given the large number of historic bridges over the Marais des Cygnes River in Kansas, it would seem appropriate for me to create a category for this river. But, this situation is a bit complicated.

1. This river is known as the Osage River in Missouri.

2. The name change does not take effect at the state line, but rather at the confluence between this river and the Little Osage River.

So, should we combine bridges over the Marais des Cygnes (both in Kansas and Missouri) with the Osage River bridges, or should we make another category called "Marais des Cygnes River for bridges over this river in both Kansas and Missouri?