Clements Stone Arch Bridge - Clements, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 17.711 W 096° 44.103
14S E 698068 N 4240993
Quick Description: Historic bridge now retired located near Clements, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2011 7:46:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMBCKH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Clements Stone Arch Bridge was erected in 1886 across the Cottonwood River about 1/2 mile south of Clements. The bridge was constructed by L.P. Santy and D.Y. Hamill who also operated stone quarries near Clements. The bridge was erected at a cost of about $12,000. The bridge spans one hundred seventy-five feet over the Cottonwood River, with the span supported by twin stone arches. The bridge rises forty feet above the water level and the road bed has a wide of ten feet.

The bridge is now retired and replaced by a bridge located to the east. The public is allowed to walk a short distance to the bridge along the old road.. The far end of the bridge is blocked by huge stones.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Original Use: Animal

Date Built: 1886

Construction: Stone

Condition: Fair

See this website for more information: [Web Link]

Date Abandoned: Unknown

Bridge Status - Orphaned or Adopted.: Orphaned

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