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Fulton Bridge

Fulton Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
215th Street (Old US-69) Over Little Osage River
Location
Rural: Bourbon County, Kansas: United States
Structure Type
Concrete 11 Panel Marsh (Tied) Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Kelly and Underwood Construction Company of Granby, Missouri and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
110 Feet (34 Meters)
Structure Length
153 Feet (47 Meters)
Roadway Width
20.3 Feet (6.19 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
60519

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This bridge is a Marsh arch bridge that suffers from greater levels of deterioration than other similar bridges in Kansas. While bad from a preservation standpoint, it does allow visitors to see how a Marsh arch bridge does not rely on rebar rods for reinforcing, but instead solid, built-up riveted steel... which has been revealed by the spalling of the concrete.

The drawing shown above was provided in the KHRI Survey Report. The drawing references the previous bridge as a 100 foot Pratt truss span with a 30 foot A truss. The "A truss" was likely referring to what is normally called a Kingpost truss. There is one inconsistency/mystery. The substructure of the previous bridge is shown and referenced as stone, and was to be removed. However, riveted steel caissons can be seen next to the bridge today, which one would presume are from the previous bridge. Perhaps the Marsh Engineering Company was confused and incorrectly drew and described the previous bridge substructure as stone?

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