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Branch Chikaskia River Bridge

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Branch Chikaskia River Bridge

Lost bridge location.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in April 2012

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BH Photo #230694

Map 

Facts 

Overview
2-span Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over a branch of Chikaskia River, 1.7 mi. west of Argonia
Location
Sumner County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built ca. 1920
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.27167, -97.79667   (decimal degrees)
37°16'18" N, 97°47'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/606687/4125688 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Argonia
Inventory numbers
KS 000960769406760 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2009)
Sufficiency rating: 32 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2018: Updated by Matt Lohry: Added truss type
  • April 11, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 26, 2012: New photo from Mike LeMasters

Sources 

  • Mike LeMasters
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry

Comments 

Branch Chikaskia River Bridge
Posted April 11, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Elvis has been spotted. Creepy doesn't quite describe the walk to this one. A sea of sand everywhere, with wild cat tracks everywhere. Made it to the looooong abandoned concrete bridge on same closed right of way few yards west of this also - even more creepy.....

Branch Chikaskia River Bridge
Posted July 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been declared lost...

But we might be dealing with an Elvis Bridge here. There are two mudpuddles at this location - both of which appear to be part of an overflow system for the Chikaskia River. The Eastern Mudpuddle has no bridge, but GoogleMaps continues to show a 2 span pony truss over the West Mudpuddle.