Rating:
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Randolph Bridge

Photos 

Foggy morning at Tuttle Creek Lake, longest bridge in state of Kansas

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018

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BH Photo #433265

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stringer bridge over Big Blue River/Tuttle Creek Reservoir on K-16
Location
Riley County, Kansas, and Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1962
Design
Stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 184.1 ft.
Total length: 5,350.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43292, -96.72384   (decimal degrees)
39°25'59" N, 96°43'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/695899/4367291 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Olsburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
595
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0081-B0017 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 43919 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • January 20, 2010: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Randolph Bridge
Posted January 20, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would generally not add a bridge with a construction date of 1962 to this website. This bridge is noteworthy because of its length of over a mile long and its association with the construction of Tuttle Creek Reservoir, a project which is still a subject of controversy.