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Delaware River Bridge


This bridge consists of a six panel, riveted Pratt through truss with a concrete deck and a six panel, riveted Parker pony truss with a wooden deck. This picture was taken looking north towards Arrington, Kansas.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004


BH Photo #110941


Lost through truss bridge over Delaware River on Arrington Road, 1.3 mi. south of Arrington
Atchison County, Kansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1930 by the Wayland Bridge Co.; replaced 2008
- Wayland Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss with Parker pony truss approach span.
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 263.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44345, -95.53227   (decimal degrees)
39°26'36" N, 95°31'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/282087/4369048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000030020 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17363 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 20, 2011: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge appears to be replaced
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • July 17, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Builders, History, and Categories.
  • November 10, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • July 15, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated categories
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


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Delaware River Bridge
Posted September 14, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on the inspection of 12/2008, I am suspecting that this bridge has been replaced by a UCEB.