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Toronto Reservoir Bridge



Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Lost through truss bridge over Toronto Reservoir, 2.0 mi. south and 6.6 mi. east of Neal
Greenwood County, Kansas
Removed but not replaced
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1986
Pin connected Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 111.8 ft.
Total length: 206.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79294, -95.96975   (decimal degrees)
37°47'35" N, 95°58'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/238503/4186996 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000370967606040 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17785 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Toronto Reservoir Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

It appears in the Street View as though a dead end sign has been placed at the intersection of this road with Walnut Street, its first intersected road to the east. The piers are very visible in the 2006 Google Earth view, suggesting no superstructure to block the view of the piers from above.The latest view actually showing a bridge is from 2002. That view shows a large amount of debris built up on the north side. I suspect also that it is gone, probably shortly after you last saw it, Robert.

Also, I'm suspecting that the 1953 build date for this pin-connected bridge is a relocation date.

Toronto Reservoir Bridge
Posted January 20, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The latest Google Maps show the road submerged by flood waters.

I suspect that this bridge is probably lost. The bridge was a pin-connected Pratt truss, but had no significant details. Somewhere, I have a really bad photograph of it.

Toronto Reservoir Bridge
Posted December 11, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I saw this bridge about 2003 and somewhere I have a very poor photograph of it. The floor and approaches had been removed completely, and only the truss was left.

This is yet another bridge that appears to be missing on Google Maps. Only the pylons are visible, much like the Walnut Creek bridge a short distance to the west. Again, the truss would be hard to see on Google Maps, so it may still be extant. The road to the bridge is passible only in fair weather.