Historic Western Kansas Bridge To Be Demolished

KSAL StaffOctober 16, 2013

An historic limestone bridge erected in 1936 in western Kansas apparently will be demolished.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment until Oct. 31 on a proposal to tear down and replace the bridge, which straddles Rush and Russell counties.

Russell County officials refused to help repair and strengthen the limestone bridge, forcing Rush County to agree to a complete bridge replacement.

Rush County officials say installing a concrete bridge will cut the project’s cost in half, to about $100,000.

Oilfield traffic is a factor in the decision. As many as 15 tankers use the bridge every day and have to drive 17 miles out of the way in bad weather.

Associated Press Information from: The Hays Daily News

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2020. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Comment Period Opened Coal Plant

January 18, 2014 11:34 am

Kansas Lakes Opening Back Up

October 17, 2013 10:55 am



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Salina Tech Announces Fal...
January 25, 2020Comments
New Medical Chief at Abil...
January 25, 2020Comments
Boys State Leadership Aca...
January 25, 2020Comments
Abortion Legislation Disc...
January 24, 2020Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2020 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH