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Willard Bridge

Photo 

Willard Bridge

Kansas Historical Society

BH Photo #458763

Map 

Description 

Those folks so excited by the completion of this bridge only got to enjoy it for about a year before it was swept away.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kansas River on Rossville-Willard Boulevard
Location
Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1901-02; destroyed by flooding in 1903
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09855, -95.94663   (decimal degrees)
39°05'55" N, 95°56'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/245177/4331847 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87042 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1902 (528)
Built during 1900s (7,344)
Destroyed by flood (484)
Kansas (3,202)
Lost (25,274)
Lost 1903 (46)
Lost during 1900s (326)
Parker through truss (1,312)
Parker truss (1,696)
Through truss (15,286)
Truss (33,144)
Wabaunsee County, Kansas (41)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 24, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Willard Bridge
Posted October 25, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tony, we're a Team lol... there's no I in TEAM... Quoted Bryce from Scrooged

Willard Bridge
Posted October 25, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nick, all the credit for the initial research goes to Melissa. I'm just happy to have partnered with her and help with finding locations and setting up pages.

...And yes, I can't imagine what it would have been like to watch your beautiful new bridge be swept away!

Willard Bridge
Posted October 24, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Wo!! Sad saga.....cool bridge, nice digging, Tony