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Bronco Road Bridge

Bronco Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bronco Road Over Cedar Creek
Location
Rural: Chautauqua County, Kansas: United States
Structure Type
Concrete 9 Panel Marsh (Tied) Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Structure Length
146 Feet (44.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
100170

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This bridge, built to replace a bridge washed away in a flood, has fared much better than its predecessor. There are stone piers from a previous bridge, presumably the one washed away, visible next to this bridge. The plaque on this bridge says Marsh Bridge Company, but doesn't list a role (contractor or engineer). The KHRI report states a contract was let to Marsh Engineering Company of Topeka. Marsh Engineering Company typically refers to the designer that held the Marsh arch patent, typically local contractors built the bridge. Marsh Engineering Company hadn't been known as Marsh Bridge Company for many years. Perhaps Marsh Bridge Company refers to a bridge contracting brand of the Marsh Engineering Company?

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