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Parker Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

This postcard shows the original bowstring spans

BH Photo #103157

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Verdigris River southeast of Coffeyville
Location
Montgomery County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1871 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio. Main span replaced with a Camelback through truss in the 1920's. Bridge closed and approach span removed Dec. 19, 1980. Rest of bridge demolished ca. 1988
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Original main span: Wrought-iron bowstring through truss
Final main span: Riveted, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through truss
Second span: Wrought-iron bowstring pony truss
Approach span: Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 284.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.00544, -95.59238   (decimal degrees)
37°00'20" N, 95°35'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/269335/4098618 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffeyville East
Inventory number
BH 18186 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER KS-7 - Parker Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com