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Wakarusa River Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden pony truss bridge over Wakarusa River on Croco Road
Location
Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Lost
History
Built ca. 1930
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 43.0 ft.
Total length: 223.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88926, -95.61346   (decimal degrees)
38°53'21" N, 95°36'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/273327/4307734 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richland
Inventory numbers
KS 000891005004527 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1930s (10,965)
Kansas (2,914)
Lost (21,032)
Owned by county (19,542)
Pony truss (15,467)
Shawnee County, Kansas (71)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,565)
Structurally deficient (17,274)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,991)
Truss (30,744)
Wooden deck (5,975)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Status, and Status description.

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Wakarusa River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Additionally, the Ratner Road Bridge mentioned by Cherie is a great example of a closed-spandrel concrete arch and retains excellent historical integrity.

Wakarusa River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cherie is right - the status of this bridge has been changed.

Wakarusa River Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Cherie (grullotobi [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I can verify, ( and you can tell on google maps) this bridge is gone now. Ratner bridge a mile to the east is still there. (I live on Ratner Rd)