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Manhattan Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2016

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BH Photo #375278

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Facts 

Overview
Lost deck truss bridge over Kansas River on K-18/K-177 at Manhattan
Location
Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1937; replaced 1996
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 198.2 ft.
Total length: 2,039.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17493, -96.55405   (decimal degrees)
39°10'30" N, 96°33'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/711289/4339039 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manhattan
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0081-B0031 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 47131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 28.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990 20161)
10,180

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 28, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Merged NBI info
  • November 27, 2010: Added by Sheldon Wiens

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Comments 

Manhattan Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge in the postcard is an extremely rare example of a Pegram Truss. I suspect that this bridge got moved here:

http://bridgehunter.com/wa/yakima/85931000000000/

There are about 12 known Pegram trusses left in the USA, with two being in Kansas.

Manhattan Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Dana and Kay

Agree that is a nice shot. Any idea where this would have been?

Manhattan Bridge
Posted January 6, 2017, by Anonymous

AWESOME photograph!

Manhattan Bridge
Posted October 15, 2015, by Max

I was in Manhattan last week and happened to notice some construction happening on the south pier of the former bridge. Apparently, it will serve as a welcome sign for motorists on the new bridge entering the city.

http://themercury.com/articles/bridge-pier-put-to-use-after-...

Manhattan Bridge
Posted May 20, 2014, by palmer welch (palmer09 [at] sunflower [dot] com)

Looking for pictures of the 1937 bridge.

Manhattan Bridge
Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

Just chiming in here with some additional detail. The two lane highway bridge referenced here had four deck truss spans across the river, that were approached by deck girder spans on each side at just about the same elevation as the present bridge. The two large end piers of the old truss span section are still in place, and those are the piers easily visible from the present bridge in Google Street View.