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Delaware River Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008


BH Photo #125789



Pony truss bridge over Delaware River on Coyote Road, 0.5 mi. east and 4.1 mi. south of Fairview
Brown County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1913 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 64.9 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 2004
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78296, -95.71419   (decimal degrees)
39°46'59" N, 95°42'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267569/4407192 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 3 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 04000580 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000070993003301 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • November 10, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • October 13, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


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


Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 28, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That is goofy... Hope it doesn't cause a problem!

Gonna have to start carrying a sledge hammer with you Nick...Bust up potential problems like this! ;-)

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That slippin' slab is one of the craziest superstructure failures I have seen in a long time! I am afraid that it might take out the lally columns and the whole bridge with it! I hope those lally columns are solid...

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

The soon-to-be-famous slippin' slab....