Rating:
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Austin Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2010

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BH Photo #190375

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Turkey Creek
Location
Neosho County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1872 near Chanute by the King Iron Bridge Co. Moved downstream ca. 1910. Relocated to Santa Fe Park in Chanute, Kansas.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
16 panel Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.65695, -95.45319   (decimal degrees)
37°39'25" N, 95°27'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/283600/4170584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chanute
Inventory number
BH 36842 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Cruciform Outriggers"
  • January 17, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • October 1, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 21, 2010: New photo from Robert Elder
  • December 14, 2010: New photo from Robert Elder
  • July 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • May 27, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design description
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Neosho River to Categories, although the bridge has been moved.
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • December 13, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in History.
  • July 11, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder
  • July 9, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • July 8, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

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Austin Bridge
Posted August 28, 2013, by Anonymous the Spartan (anonymous [at] sparta [dot] greece [dot] net)

Efficiency makes a Spartan proud. Beauty makes an Athenian happy. Using a historic Bowstring bridge on your trail instead of a MOB accomplishes both objectives.