Rating:
3 votes

County Road G 5/10-Republican River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder

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BH Photo #110239

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Republican River, 1.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Republic
Location
Republic County, Kansas
Status
Closed
History
Built 1921, closed to traffic in April 2012; Replaced 2016
Builder
- Pioneer Construction Co. of Malvern, Arkansas
Design
Three span, riveted, five panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 305.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90989, -97.84786   (decimal degrees)
39°54'36" N, 97°50'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/598476/4418390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Republic
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
19
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000790370 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18426 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2015)
Sufficiency rating: 20.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 14, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to lost.
  • June 22, 2020: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 26, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status and History.
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Builder
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • July 14, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited categories
  • July 7, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited design description
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Republican River Bridge
Posted February 9, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Replacement funds are approved:

http://www.republiccountykansas.com/2013-year-in-review/

(Also another photo.)

Republican River Bridge
Posted February 9, 2014, by Roger Woodford (woody68 [at] nckcn [dot] com)

Of the 5 bridges that crossed the Republican river in Republic county at the time -this is the only one to survive the flood of June 1935 intact.

Republican River Bridge
Posted February 9, 2014, by Roger Woodford (woody68 [at] nckcn [dot] com)

There was another bridge across the Republican river approx. 4 miles south of this bridge. The Sherdahl bridge as it was known-was washed out in June of 1935 by a flood and never rebuilt.