Rating:
4 votes

Independence Bridge

Photos 

East Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in July 2011

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BH Photo #203838

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over S 20th St, MoPac RR on US 160 / 75 in Independence
Location
Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic above and below
History
Built 1940
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 735.9 ft.
Deck width: 44.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.22340, -95.72416   (decimal degrees)
37°13'24" N, 95°43'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/258300/4123132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
9,000
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0063-B0008 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 47600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2015)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 9, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • January 9, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added NBI info
  • January 9, 2011: Added by Sheldon Wiens

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Comments 

Independence Bridge
Posted November 13, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I generally do not get too excited over a steel stringer, but this is a nice example of a Depression Era bridge. It may not rival the nearby Bowstring or Marsh arches, but I will give it a couple stars.