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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Morton County WPA Bridge

Picture of property 6 miles west and 4 miles north of Richfield
Richfield (Morton County)
Listed in National Register Oct 22, 1986

Architect: WPA Project
Category: road-related
Thematic Nomination: Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas

Morton County W.P.A. Bridge known as one of the “Masonry Arch Bridges of Kansas” was erected in 1936 near the end of the stone arch bridge popularity era by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project. The 5 span stone arch bridge constructions with roadway supported stone arches loaded by earthen fill, retained by limestone spandrel walls is 96 feet long and 28 feet wide curb to curb. Its National Registry significance is for an engineering type and method of construction that is no longer being used and as a memorial of the New Deal program.

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