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Soden Grove Bridge



Photo taken by Richard With

BH Photo #103130


Street Views 


Marsh arch bridge over Cottonwood River on old K-99 at Emporia
Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1923; made obsolete by new bridge in 1987
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Western Bridge Co. of Harrisonville, Missouri
Concrete through Marsh arch
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 10, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.38600, -96.18196   (decimal degrees)
38°23'10" N, 96°10'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/746136/4252403 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83000432 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 18006 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 20, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (tied)"
  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 5, 2016: New photo from Ron Reber
  • June 13, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added main span length.
  • July 11, 2013: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • March 23, 2012: New photos from Sheldon Wiens
  • July 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) category
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • June 10, 2007: Posted photos from Richard With

Related Bridges 



Soden Grove Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Excellent video,Bob.I fish around bridges with dams by them.Only thing is I don't think there are any Marsh arch bridges in Pa where I live.

Soden Grove Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by Bob Williams (williams [dot] robtj [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here's my drone video of the bridge from a recent trip back to my hometown of Emporia.


Soden Grove Bridge
Posted November 4, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I thought so. So this bridge was built in 1923 and carried K-99 until 1986. So this bridge carried K-99 for 63 years. Wow! That was a long time.

Soden Grove Bridge
Posted November 1, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, this bridge is on the old alignment of K-99.