Kansas Avenue Bowstring
Illustration of the bridge on the cover of the 7/23/1870 issue of Scientific American.
BH Photo #276453
Iron Arch Truss Bridge built sometime in the 1870s or before. Bridge replaced by the Melan Bridge in 1898. the Speed Limit on the bridge was no faster than a walking Pace and the Weight Limit was no more than 50 head of cattle which was later changed to 25 head of cattle.
This bridge was featured in the 7/23/1870 issue of Scientific American.
- Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Kansas River on Kansas Avenue
- Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
- Replaced by a new bridge 1898
- Built sometime in the 1870s or before, replaced 1898 by the Melan Arch Bridge
- - King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Topeka, Kansas Plant)
- Bowstring through truss
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.06241, -95.66881 (decimal degrees)
39°03'45" N, 95°40'08" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/269089/4327092 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 55525 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 1, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
- March 2, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder: Bridge was built by the short lived Topeka branch of the King Bridge Co.
- March 1, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
- February 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected type to bowstring through truss.
- February 12, 2013: Updated by Chris Knight: Added categories "Cast iron", "Kansas River", "Wooden deck"