Bridge after collapse
Austin Hellwig Collection
View this photo at cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org
BH Photo #405894
Y'all having fun without me ??? In all seriousness, I could not find an article to add 🙁
Might not have to. The "View this photo" link tells the story:
"The Posey Creek bridge on Yale Avenue carried its last vehicle in the fall of 1981, as an earthmover crossed the bridge and caused it to collapse. By July 1982, the steel truss had been removed, but the concrete from the bridge deck had fallen into the creek and formed a small low-water dam. Several trees were removed on the east side of Yale Avenue to allow access for removing the steel truss. Photograph taken January 1, 1982."
I can only assume the earthmover was well over the weight limit?
Fixed the GPS. Tony fixed the truss type. Melissa will find contemporary news articles on the collapse in 3... 2... 1...
You need to update the location map, as it shows the bridge on Kimberly Clark Place (the new roadway built from S.H. 67 to 131st Street when the Kimberly-Clark Plant opened). That roadway did not exist when this photo was taken. This bridge was located on Yale Avenue at Posey Creek.
This bridge actually was on Yale Avenue near 138th Street (138th and Sheridan, essentially, would be in the Arkansas River). The bridge reopened in 1986 following a rerouting of the creek to the north of the embankment and construction of a new roadway on that grade. The bridge is open today, but Yale Avenue ends a few blocks north at the Kimberly-Clark plant.
The bridge was at about 138th and Sheridan Rd. at the bottom of a steep hill. They rerouted the road and posey creek when they built Kimberley Clark. Me and my buddies road bicycles across it long before they ever built Sandusky Ave. Which was built for Semi's and Delivery trucks for Kimberley Clark. I lived across 151st St. north of the Cemetery about a 1/4 mi. west of Sheridan Rd. from 1957 until the state widened the highway.