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Dewlen-Spohnhauer Bridge

Dewlen-Spohnhauer Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 6, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old US-160 Over Verdigris River
Location
Near Independence: Montgomery County, Kansas: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Fifield Construction Company of Waterloo, Iowa and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
122 Feet (37 Meters)
Structure Length
434 Feet (132 Meters)
Roadway Width
20 Feet (6.1 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
630999706820

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This bridge is an impressive four span Marsh arch bridge. It was named after two soldiers (see plaques below) and so the name of the bridge refers to two different last names. This former US highway bridge enjoys light traffic today, because US-160 was realigned onto a new bridge to the south.

Above: O. Glenn Dewlen memorial plaque.

Above: Harry F. Spohnhauer memorial plaque from KHRI report.

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