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Minisa Bridge

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Description 

Slab bridge which featured decorative Carthalite elements which were transferred to the new bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete Stringer bridge over Little Arkansas River on 13th Street
Location
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1932
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
13th Street Bridge
Little Arkansas River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.70795, -97.34609   (decimal degrees)
37°42'29" N, 97°20'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/645787/4174699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wichita East
Inventory number
BH 48849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/1997)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 64.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
18,410

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Incorporated NBI Data.
  • June 4, 2011: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • June 4, 2011: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Minisa Bridge
Posted June 4, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Very nice to see them preserve the historic parts of the bridge.

Minisa Bridge
Posted June 4, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is a YouTube link to a news article about the bridge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7V4iyQBGk

Minisa Bridge
Posted June 4, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Structurally, this bridge was just a slab. It featured unique Carthalite decorations however. These decorations were placed on the new bridge. They depict Native Americans and Bison.

Carthalite is a decorative element which is produced by mixing concrete and colored glass. It is almost exclusive to the City of Wichita.