180th Road Bridge

Project Description

Schwab Eaton worked with Ottawa County to replace a bridge crossing the Solomon River near Bennington, Kansas. The existing bridge, known as a Marsh Arch bridge, was one of the first bridges built on the state highway system in 1928. Schwab Eaton had inspected this bridge for several years, and had reported to the County that the condition was approaching a level at which we would recommend closure. The community was very apprehensive about replacing the old bridge. Schwab Eaton met with concerned individuals and presented evidence that the existing bridge would eventually fail by its own weight, and that repairs were nearly impossible. After building consensus among concerned citizens and landowners, Schwab Eaton proceeded with the design. The new structure is a 350-foot continuous steel girder bridge utilizing A588 steel. Both approaches were paved with asphalt.

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