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Legion Bridge

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Photo taken by Rick Mattioni, March, 1988

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Overview
Lost rainbow arch bridge over Fall River on US 75
Location
Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1928; replaced 2001
Design
Concrete through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.1 ft.
Also called
Fall River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.41750, -95.69383   (decimal degrees)
37°25'03" N, 95°41'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/261607/4144595 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neodesha
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0103-B0003 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 18674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1999)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 37.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
3,850

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Alternate Name.
  • February 24, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 10, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates for this lost bridge.
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories
  • October 7, 2008: New photo from Rick Mattioni
  • July 23, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Name, City, and Categories

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.

Comments 

Legion Bridge
Posted January 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove across this bridge a few times, but I never had a chance to photograph it. I remember that there was severe spalling on the verticals. This was one of several Marsh arch bridges that were demolished from about 1990-2005.