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Soden's Grove Bridge

Soden Grove Bridge

Soden's Grove Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 4, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Commercial Street (Old KS-99) Over Cottonwood River
Location
Emporia: Lyon County, Kansas: United States
Structure Type
Concrete 14 Panel Marsh (Tied) Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1923 By Builder/Contractor: Western Bridge Company of Harrisonville, Missouri and Engineer/Design: Marsh Engineering Company of Des Moines, Iowa

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
126 Feet (38.4 Meters)
Structure Length
160 Feet (48.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Completed in 1923, this bridge is the oldest dated Marsh rainbow arch bridge in Kansas. The bridge has been bypassed by a new bridge, but remains open for pedestrians as part of a park area. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity. The bridge rests on stone abutments, which are from the previous bridge at this location. The previous bridge was an iron Post truss bridge as shown in the 1865 photo below. The photo also explains the positioning of the spans of the bridge; the approach span was originally to accommodate a mill race.

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