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Amelia Earhart Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge
Replaced by a new tied arch bridge on 4 December 2012.

Location: 39.559591,-95.112941

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Carries US 59 over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Cantilevered Warren through truss
Total Length: 2677.4 Feet
Span Length: 474.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over the Missouri River on US 59 at Atchison
History: Built 1937-38; rehabilitated 1975; Demolished 2013
Built: 1937

Location: Atchison County

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110255

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

110256

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

209084

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Oblique view from northwest

Photo taken by James Baughn

209085

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Oblique view from below

Photo taken by James Baughn

209086

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Deck truss approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

209087

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Stringer approach spans

Photo taken by James Baughn

209088

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West portal

Photo taken by James Baughn

209089

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Barricades

Photo taken by James Baughn

216254

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216255

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216256

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216257

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216274

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216275

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216276

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216277

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216278

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216279

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216280

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216282

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Amelia Earhart bridge and its successor

The Earhart bridge is less than half as wide as the new bridge. Picture taken from the 5th street viaduct in Atchison.

Photo taken by Aaron Hall in September 2012

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2020

465589

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2020

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BNSF - Atchison Swing Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.560240,-95.112218

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Carries BNSF Railway over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Swing Cantilevered through truss with three truss approach spans
Total Length: 1220.0 Feet
Span Length: 370.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway at Atchison
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Atchison County

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103020

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Postcard: Side view

103021

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Postcard: Oblique view

110254

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

113841

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Atchison Rail Bridge

Gap in swing span bridge

Photo taken by David B. Haun

113842

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Swing Span opening

Swing span st angle with one end of swing span aligned with Amelia Earhart Bridge pier

Photo taken by David B. Haun

113843

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Barge Pasing

Atchison Rail Bridge with Barge Passing

Photo taken by David B. Haun

113844

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Swing Span

Bridge interlocked in open position

Photo taken by David B. Haun

113845

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Completely Open

Bridge ready barge to pass

Photo taken by David B. Haun

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Looking down river

Swing span nearly in open position looking down river

Photo taken by David B. Haun

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View from Bluff looking downstream

Photo taken by Mark Frazier

133500

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Pier Right Descending Bank

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in February 2009

133501

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View East

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in February 2009

133502

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View East

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in February 2009

209090

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Control house

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209091

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West portal

Photo taken by James Baughn

216238

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216246

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216247

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216248

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216249

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216250

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

216251

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in October 2011

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Drawing

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363148

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Upper Connection, East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363149

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Lower Connection, East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363150

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Portal Bracing, East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363151

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Approach Span #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363152

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier #5

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363153

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

363154

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Approach Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Approach Span #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

East Approach

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier #2

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

East Abutment

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Pier #4

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Sway Bracing, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Upper Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Lower Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Gears

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Portal Bracing, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Atchison Swing Bridge

East Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016

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Atchison RR Bridge 1960's

Photo taken by CH Sapp Sr.

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Branch Delaware River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 39.446568,-95.553033

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Carries Anderson Road (Local Road 2-B.9) over Nebo Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Two span Pratt pony truss bridge over Nebo Creek, 1.1 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Arrington
History: Built 1933
Built: 1933

Location: Atchison County

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378873

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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378867

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378868

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378869

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378865

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Branch Deleware River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.506816,-95.531330

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Carries 254th Road (Local Road G-3.2) over Branch of Delaware River
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Delaware River, 3.0 mi. north and 0.2 mi. east of Arrington
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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378879

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

378876

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Branch Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.625000,-95.515556

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Carries Local Road 4.9-O.2 over Branch of Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Grasshopper Creek, 5.2 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Muscotah
History: Built 1921; replaced 2003
Built: 1921

Location: Atchison County

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Whiskey Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.522613,-95.118644

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Carries Local Road 25.3-H.1 over Whiskey Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 32.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Missouri River, 2.6 mi. south and 0.4 mi. east of Atchison
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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Branch Missouri River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.496667,-95.076667

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Carries River Road over Branch of Missouri River
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 50.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Missouri River on River Road, 4.5 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Atchison
History: Built 1952
Built: 1952

Location: Atchison County

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133498

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Looking upstream from adjacent UP Bridge

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in February 2009

133499

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Looking South, upstream side

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in February 2009

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Branch Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Closed

Location: 39.497685,-95.366929

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Carries Graham Road (Local Road 11.9-F.3) over Little Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Stranger Creek, 1.7 mi. south and 1.9 mi. east of Effingham
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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388255

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

388253

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388254

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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North Fork Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.543217,-95.343755

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Carries Local Road I.5-13.1 over North Fork Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 63.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork of Stranger Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 2.1 mi. east of Effingham
History: Built 1965
Built: 1965

Location: Atchison County

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127031

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127032

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127033

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Branch Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.477045,-95.212783

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Carries 238th Road over Branch of Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Stranger Creek on 238th Road, 1.0 mi. north and 1.8 mi. east of Cummings
History: Built or relocated here 1962; replaced 2014
Built: 1962

Location: Atchison County

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125312

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in September 2008

125313

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in September 2008

125314

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in September 2008

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Clear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.638387,-95.430054

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Carries RS 20 over Clear Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 9.8 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 4.1 mi. west of Huron
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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127066

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2008

127067

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2008

127068

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2008

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2008

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Coal Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.462505,-95.459624

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Carries Clay Road (Local Road 7-C.9) over Coal Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Coal Creek, 0.1 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Arrington
History: Built ca. 1960
Built: ca. 1960

Location: Atchison County

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378864

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

378862

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378863

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Deer Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.590000,-95.173333

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Carries Pawnee Rd (Local Road 22.3-L.7) over Deer Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 2.3 mi. west of Atchison
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Deer Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic
Slated for demolition.

Location: 39.603965,-95.143714

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Carries Rawlins Rd (Local Road 23.9-M.6) over Deer Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 89.9 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 2.4 mi. north of Atchison
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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378898

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

378899

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2021

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Delaware River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.443449,-95.532268

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Carries Arrington Road (RS 17) over Delaware River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss with Parker pony truss approach span.
Total Length: 263.1 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Delaware River on Arrington Road, 1.3 mi. south of Arrington
History: Built ca. 1930 by the Wayland Bridge Co.; replaced 2008
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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This bridge consists of a six panel, riveted Pratt through truss with a concrete deck and a six panel, riveted Parker pony truss with a wooden deck. This picture was taken looking north towards Arrington, Kansas.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004

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Looking south at the Parker pony truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004

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The plaque above the roadway.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004

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Delaware River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.599354,-95.564197

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Carries Local Road 1.3-M.2 over Delaware River
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted pratt pony truss
Total Length: 120.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt pony truss bridge over Delaware River, 3.2 mi. north and 2.2 mi. west of Muscotah
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Atchison County

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127040

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127041

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

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Elk Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.460352,-95.552898

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Carries Local Road 2-C.8 over Elk Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 161.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 0.1 mi. south of Arrington
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Atchison County

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110250

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Photo taken by Robert Elder

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Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.580207,-95.536254

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Carries Local Road L-2.9 over Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Four panel, pin-connected Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 128.9 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Pratt pony truss bridge over Grasshopper Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 0.6 mi. west of Muscotah
History: Built ca. 1890.
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Atchison County

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127042

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127043

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127044

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127045

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127047

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127048

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2008

127049

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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Independence Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.633168,-95.253633

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Carries RS 26 over Independence Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Riveted Warren pony truss
Total Length: 73.1 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Independence Creek, 5.5 mi. east of Huron
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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Little Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.586865,-95.405551

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Carries Edwards Road over Little Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 62.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Little Grasshopper Creek on Edwards Road, 5.5 mi. west and 1.0 mi. north of Lancaster
History: Built 1925; replaced 2005
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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Little Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.577572,-95.470680

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Carries Cheyenne Road over Little Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Little Grasshopper Creek on Cheyenne Road, 1.9 mi. north and 3.0 mi. east of Muscotah
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 2000
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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Little Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.585314,-95.452010

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Carries Local Road 7.3-L.4 over Little Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Five panel, riveted, Parker pony truss
Total Length: 70.8 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Parker pony truss bridge over Little Grasshopper Creek, 2.3 mi. north and 4.0 mi. east of Muscotah
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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RS 23 Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.462670,-95.243148

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Carries 230th Rd over Spring Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 0.3 mi. east of Cummings
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Atchison County

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Spring Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.484572,-95.551506

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Carries Local Road 2-E.6 over Spring Creek
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Parker pony truss
Total Length: 125.0 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 1.6 mi. north of Arrington
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.511228,-95.310102

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Carries Haskell Road (RS 24) over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss
Total Length: 92.8 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek on Haskell Road, 0.5 mi. south of Farmington
History: Built 1925; rehabilitated 1980
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.447500,-95.161944

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Carries RS 702 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 309.0 Feet
Span Length: 165.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.3 mi. west of Potter
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 2001
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge in 2003

Location: 39.432178,-95.149214

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Carries RS 702 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 336.9 Feet
Span Length: 149.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 0.5 mi. west of Potter
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.513763,-95.313977

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Carries 258th Road over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek on 258th Road, 0.5 mi. south and 0.2 mi. west of Farmington
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 2005
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.510550,-95.300955

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Carries Local Road 15.5-G.3 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Parker pony truss
Total Length: 113.8 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Farmington
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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388245

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388244

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.503333,-95.281667

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Carries Local Road 16.5-F.8 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 128.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek
History: Built ca. 1940
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Atchison County

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388252

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.493576,-95.254052

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Carries Minor Collector 18-F.2 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss
Total Length: 92.8 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 2.2 mi. north and 5.0 mi. west of Cummings
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.481667,-95.235461

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Carries Local Road 19-E.3 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 116.1 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 1.3 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Cummings
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Atchison County

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Five panel, riveted, Pratt pony truss.

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462127

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Stream Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.617557,-95.274135

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Carries Kiowa Rd Local Road 16.9-N.5 over Tributary of Independence Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek, 2.9 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Lancaster
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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378889

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378887

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Walnut Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.505590,-95.144083

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Carries Rawlins Rd Local Road 23.9-F.9 over Walnut Creek
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 71.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 2.5 mi. north of St. Pats
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Atchison County

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Branch Independence Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.627675,-95.264797

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Carries Labette Road over Branch of Independence Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Branch of Independence Creek on Labette Road
History:
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Location: Atchison County

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127027

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Branch Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.543396,-95.364356

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Carries Graham Road over Branch of Stranger Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Branch of Stranger Creek on 274th Road
History:
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Location: Atchison County

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Clear Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.637494,-95.433779

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Carries Decatur Road over Clear Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete through girder bridge over Clear Creek on Decatur Road
History:
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Location: Atchison County

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127081

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.462222,-95.188889

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Carries FAS 23 over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek on FAS 23
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 1995
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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Branch Delaware River Bridge

Status: Unknown status

Location: 39.521667,-95.536667

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Carries Local road H-2.9 over Branch of Delaware River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 81.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over a branch of Delaware River on a local road, 2.0 mi. south and 0.7 mi. west of Muscotah
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Atchison County

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Grasshopper Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.608611,-95.377500

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Carries Local road 11.2-N.0 over Grasshopper Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Grasshopper Creek on a local road, 6.0 mi. north and 1.3 mi. east of Effingham
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 1999
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Atchison County

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Branch Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.449167,-95.363889

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Carries Local road C-12.1 over Branch of Stranger Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Stranger Creek on a local road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.9 mi. west of Nortonville
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 1998
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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Crooked Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.430556,-95.235278

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Carries Local road A.8-18.9 over Crooked Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Crooked Creek on a local road, 2.2 mi. south and 0.4 mi. east of Cummings
History: Built 1938; replaced 1989
Built: 1938

Location: Atchison County

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Branch Missouri River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.456111,-95.032500

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Carries Local road C.5-29.7 over Branch of Missouri River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Missouri River on a local road
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 1991
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Atchison County

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Delaware River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.588333,-95.555000

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Carries K-9 over Delaware River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 390.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Delaware River on K-9
History: Built 1932; replaced 1992
Built: 1932

Location: Atchison County

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262nd Rd Bridge

Status: Open to traffic above and below

Location: 39.520541,-95.199250

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Carries US 59 over 262nd Rd
Design: culvert
Design Details:
Total Length: 27.9 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Culvert bridge over 262nd Rd on US 59
History: Built 1955
Built: 1955

Location: Atchison County

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Amelia Earhart Bridge (New)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.559404,-95.113489

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Carries U.S. 59 over Missouri River
Design: arch/through/network
Design Details: Network arch
Total Length: 2545.7 Feet
Span Length: 526.9 Feet

Overview: Network arch bridge over Missouri River on U.S. 59
History: Built 2012, replacing the historic Amelia Earhart Bridge
Built: 2012

Location: Atchison County

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Atchison Swing Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.560612,-95.113000

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Carries Road & Railroads over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/post
Design Details: Post through truss
Total Length: 1154.0 Feet
Span Length: 364.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River on Road & Railroads
History: Built 1875; Replaced ca. 1900
Built: 1875

Location: Atchison County

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Anderson Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.546706,-95.552811

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Carries Rs 1592 (Anderson Road) over Negro creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 44.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Negro creek on Rs 1592 (Anderson Road)
History: Built 1917
Built: 1917

Location: Atchison County

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1917 - 100 years old in 2017

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378882

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Happy 100th birthday!! Great job, Mr. Heffelfinger!!

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Deer Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.616561,-95.104358

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Carries Rs 28 over Deer Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Deer Creek on Rs 28
History: Built 1917
Built: 1917

Location: Atchison County

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Deer Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.585700,-95.182878

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Carries Rs 27 over Deer Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 54.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Deer Creek on Rs 27
History: Built 1922
Built: 1922

Location: Atchison County

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Independence Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.580139,-95.262381

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Carries Local Rd. L-17.5 over Independence Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 30.8 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Independence Creek on Local Rd. L-17.5
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.558008,-95.373711

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Carries Local Rd. J.5-11.5 over Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete through girder bridge over Stranger Creek on Local Rd. J.5-11.5
History: Built 1919
Built: 1919

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Coal Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.437158,-95.347544

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Carries Local Rd. 13-B.2 over Trib. To Coal Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 34.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete through girder bridge over Trib. To Coal Creek on Local Rd. 13-B.2
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. Independence Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.606869,-95.302122

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Carries Local Rd. 15.4-M.8 over Trib. Independence Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 29.9 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Trib. Independence Creek on Local Rd. 15.4-M.8
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. Independence Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.550586,-95.272547

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Carries Local Rd. 17-J.1 over Trib. Independence Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 22.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Trib. Independence Creek on Local Rd. 17-J.1
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.484903,-95.320617

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Carries Local Rd. E.5-14.3 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 23.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. E.5-14.3
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.507561,-95.405278

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Carries Local Rd. G-9.8 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 24.0 Feet
Span Length: 21.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. G-9.8
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.542256,-95.251989

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Carries Local Rd. I.5-18.2 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 35.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. I.5-18.2
History: Built 1914
Built: 1914

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.419172,-95.146503

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Carries Local Rd. A-23.7 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 26.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. A-23.7
History: Built 1918
Built: 1918

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.492533,-95.356139

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Carries Local Rd. F-12.4 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 22.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. F-12.4
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Atchison County

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Trib. To Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.493889,-95.384233

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Carries Local Rd. 11-F.1 over Trib. To Stranger Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 23.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Trib. To Stranger Creek on Local Rd. 11-F.1
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Atchison County

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Walnut Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.509639,-95.160811

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Carries Local Rd. 23-G.3 over Walnut Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Concrete through girder
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 27.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Walnut Creek on Local Rd. 23-G.3
History: Built 1916
Built: 1916

Location: Atchison County

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Stranger Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.477006,-95.226719

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Carries Local Rd. E-19.5 over Stranger Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 97.1 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Stranger Creek on Local Rd. E-19.5
History: Built 1919
Built: 1919

Location: Atchison County

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462146

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462147

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462148

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462149

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462150

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462151

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MP - White Clay Creek Trestle

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Location: 39.558657,-95.136639

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Carries Missouri Pacific Railorad over White Clay Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over White Clay Creek on Missouri Pacific Railorad
History:
Built:

Location: Atchison County

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431873

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Potter Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.421022,-95.141825

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Carries Rawlins Road over Stranger Creek
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: 8-panel, riveted Parker through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Parker through truss bridge over Stranger Creek on Rawlins Road
History: Built in 1912; Replaced 1983
Built: 1912

Location: Atchison County

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458373

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Potter Bridge

The Atchison Daily Globe: July 11 1954

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222nd Rd. Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 39.448485,-95.277837

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Carries 222nd Rd. over Spring Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on 222nd Rd.
History:
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Location: Atchison County

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222nd Rd. Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned

Location: 39.448485,-95.277837

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Carries 222nd Rd. over Spring Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on 222nd Rd.
History:
Built:

Location: Atchison County

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462155

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462156

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462157

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462158

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462159

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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