Topeka Avenue Bridge

Topeka Avenue Bridge Kansas


Stock #: 24987
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Topeka
State: Kansas (KS)
County: Shawnee
Publisher: Palmer News Co.
Postmark: 1951
PM City: Dewitt Park
PM State: AR
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Spans the Kansas River at Topeka and is a connecting link in U.S. Highway No. 75. The bridge is of deck-plate steel girder type. The center span is 941 feet llong and is the largest span of continuous plate girder that has ever been fabricated in the Uited States. Five spans make up bridge, which is 4,440 feet, almost a mile long, and the longest highway bridge in Kansas. The four lane traffic roadway is thirty seven feet above the high water mark and was opened to through traffic in September 1938.
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