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Chikaskia River Overflow Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #423206

Map 

Description 

This bridge appears to be a tee beam with fence guardrails. I have not been able to find it in the NBI. A 2 span Warren pony truss is located immediately east of this bridge.

This bridge might be owned privately now.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Chikaskia River Overflow on W. 10th Avenue (abandoned)
Location
Sumner County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Tee beam
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.27064, -97.79793   (decimal degrees)
37°16'14" N, 97°47'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/606577/4125573 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Argonia
Inventory number
BH 77817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,191)
Beam (13,163)
Concrete tee beam (2,606)
Kansas (2,860)
Sumner County, Kansas (31)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 3, 2017: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Chikaskia River Overflow Bridge
Posted April 13, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

This one rather remote, and somewhat spooky. Walking down the old right-of-way from the east you first come to a large gap between mounds on the road where an old bridge obviously once stood, next not far west is a sold 2 span pony, next further west is this bridge, maybe 80-100 yards long with a giant sea of fine sand beneath it on both sides, bobcat, deer, and other animal tracks visible in the sand, bridge a little bit in shambles but mostly solid - fascinating old road, would love more background on it