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US24 Republican River Bridge



Photo taken by Robert L Elder

BH Photo #103038


Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over Republican River on US 24
Clay County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1983; replaced 2005
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 926.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37982, -97.17500   (decimal degrees)
39°22'47" N, 97°10'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/657186/4360515 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clay Center NW
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0014-B0003 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 17587 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2019: Updated by Luke: Corrected build year
  • October 13, 2019: Updated by Luke: Builder
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • January 19, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview and Status - bridge is definitely lost.
  • September 6, 2006: Posted photo from Robert L Elder

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  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


US24 Republican River Bridge
Posted October 14, 2019, by Luke

The NBI may say 1928, but several articles say a bridge west of Clay Center was washed out in the 1935 flood.


I found an article from July 1936 saying it was opening, but haven't managed to find a contract letting yet.

Republican River US 24 Bridge
Posted May 6, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS page:


Like most Cantilever trusses in Kansas, this bridge was not considered eligible for the NRHP.

Republican River US 24 Bridge
Posted January 18, 2010, by D. W. Adams (weetbixmarmite [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Judging by the pictures on Google Street View, this bridge does indeed no longer exist and has been replaced by what appears to be a UCEB.