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K-153 NB Bridge


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Bridge over K-153 NB and Union Pacific Railroad on K-153 Spur in McPherson
McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1948
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 294.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34224, -97.68195   (decimal degrees)
38°20'32" N, 97°40'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/615184/4244610 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McPherson South
Inventory numbers
KDOT 6059-B0105 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 47276 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2011: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • December 10, 2010: Added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Matt Lohry


K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 7, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Okay, I see. This actually is historic.

K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 7, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have to say something here, and it is rare that I usually post a comment. Good job Sheldon! Actually, come to think of it, Sheldon has helped me to settle a long standing debate deep within my soul about a particular bridge that is similar in nature to the one he posted. The St. Joe Road bridge that crosses I-65 north of Sellersburg, IN is a concrete stringer bridge that has the old style ornate railings. It is unusual for today's modern interstates to have overpasses with that kind of rail design but it seems that this overpass is one of the few remaining original overpasses built when I-65 was constructed. As I see it, the bridge is historic in the fact that it is original to its age and also unique in its design when most interstate overpasses are the UCEB type. Therefore, thanks Sheldon. Those interested can see the posting for the St. Joe Road Overpass (Clark County, IN). I will soon take the time to get pictures of it or let JP do it.

K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 6, 2011, by J.P.

I would have to disagree. My general guideline is 50 or below. Especially when looking at the NBI. Though it does not look like much, the railings are significant for that period since a lot of those railings are being removed and replaced with solid concrete railings. When there are several bridges that were built in the 1940's and beyond on this website. (thanks mainly to the interstate system) Or others, such ones listed below So are you basing that on your opinion, or just because your trying to discourage Sheldon? That would be the question.



K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 6, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

Sheldon, I think you're on the right track with this one. Although it's a slab and there is not much historic value in that, the railings are of a type that have not been used for decades, and that in itself renders the bridge worthy of inclusion on this site, IMO. You have to watch out for these bridges that have had their railings replaced with plain concrete railings, though. Once that happens, these bridges are no different than ones built today. With that, I say good job!!

K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 6, 2011, by Raymond Hirschman (raymond_hirschman25 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

1940 is modern!

K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 6, 2011, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Raymond, This bridge looks historic. If it is 1940ish or below.

K-153 NB Bridge
Posted January 6, 2011, by Raymond Hirschman (raymond_hirschman25 [at] hotmail [dot] com)


What's up with your modern bridge posting? This bridge is not historic.