|Year(s) Listed: • 2006|
|City/Town: • Plainville|
|Location Class: • Government|
|Built: 1932 | Year Saved: N/A|
|Awards: • Advocacy Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
Received an Advocacy Award for their efforts to preserve the Saline River Bridge located on US Highway 183 in north Ellis County. The Saline River Bridge was built in 1932 and is a seven-span reinforced concrete bridge with double ribbed open spandrel arches, one of the largest and finest examples of this bridge type in Kansas. This historic bridge was slated for replacement due to its age. The KDOT worked with the State Historic Preservation Office to explore ways to preserve the bridge. As a result, a new bridge will be constructed adjacent to the historic bridge, which will be taken out of service and left in place for future generations to enjoy. The intricate bridge structure will be visible from the new bridge and will offer a beautiful view of one of Kansas’ engineering accomplishments.