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Alta Vista Bridge


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Concrete bridge over Rock Island Railroad on K-177 at Alta Vista
Alta Vista, Morris County, Kansas
Open to traffic above and below
Built 1957
Continuous concrete slab
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 154.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85734, -96.50274   (decimal degrees)
38°51'26" N, 96°30'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/716690/4303909 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
White City
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0064-B0028 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 47339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 71.6 (out of 100)
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Alta Vista, Kansas (2)
Built 1957 (280)
Built during 1950s (3,875)
Continuous (2,524)
Have street view (27,280)
Kansas (3,218)
Morris County, Kansas (66)
Open (40,081)
Owned by state (16,154)
Slab (2,096)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,803)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,977)

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Corrected Highway Number (177 not 117)
  • December 20, 2010: Added by Sheldon Wiens



Alta Vista Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

But, in this case, the NBI info was FAR more accurate than yours--it at least had the right county! Even if there are errors in the NBI, they are usually quite minor, and it is no excuse for not importing it when listing the bridges. It's a simple matter of finding the bridge you want to add (which is in the NBI 100% of the time if it is still open to traffic) and hitting "import". It is easier than doing it your way, which should only be done if bridges are abandoned, part of "rail-trail" systems, or other conversions that would warrant it being removed from the NBI. I have found it to be accurate with almost all of the bridges I have added to this website. Additionally, it makes it much easier and less time-intrusive for others who use the website for research purposes.

Alta Vista Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the NBI is a great resource. If an individual listing does contain an obvious error (ie, listing a pin-connected Bedstead as being built in 1964), we can discuss that when the information is uploaded.

Most railroad bridges, and some long-abandoned or long-lost bridges will not have an NBI listing, but if the information is available, then by all means please incorporate it. If anybody has any questions about how to import, any of us beta users can advise.

Alta Vista Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As I've said, the info in NBI is not always right.

Alta Vista Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Matthew Lohry


This would be a good "lesson learned" as to why it is so important to import NBI information on any bridge that is placed on Bridgehunter: This bridge is in Morris County, not Wabaunsee County as you have listed. I thought that the bridge had very interesting railings, and so I went to import the NBI data to find out the build year and bridge type. It is a concrete slab built in 1957, so not very historically significant, but the railings are noteworthy as a railing type that has not been used for decades. The ends of the railings curve away from the roadway to follow the wingwalls, which adds a nicely aesthetic touch. As a note, if the bridge were located only 320 feet east of where it is now, it would be in Wabaunsee County! This is why it is vitally important to list bridges by importing NBI info! :>)

Alta Vista Bridge
Posted December 20, 2010, by Anonymous