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Humboldt Bridge

   


Humboldt Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 6, 2016
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bridge Street Over Neosho River
Location
Humboldt: Allen County, Kansas
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: J.S. Vance and Son of Parsons, Kansas and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120 Feet (36.6 Meters)
Structure Length
248 Feet (75.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
10070

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The Humboldt Bridge is one of the finest and best looking of the impressive collection of Marsh rainbow arch bridges in Kansas. This one has been embraced by Humboldt, for which it provides a visual and functional gateway into. City signage featured the bridge as part of its logo. On the west end, where the bridge sits next to Neosho River Park the abutments are nicely landscaped with flowers and stonework. Even when the bridge was built it was designed to be a gateway landmark. The overhead bracing at the west end, west face (for drivers headed into Humboldt) has "Humboldt" cast into the concrete instead of the construction date, as was normally done with the Marsh arch bridges, and is done at the east end of this particular bridge (visible to drivers leaving the city).

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