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Oskaloosa in Jefferson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bowstring Bridge

 
 
Bowstring Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
1. Bowstring Bridge Marker
Inscription.

Built in Cleveland, Ohio in 1875. Originally it crossed Rock Creek north of Meriden. It was relocated in the 1950's to southeast of Valley Falls. It was moved in 1975 to Old Jefferson Town.
 
Erected by Old Jefferson Town. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 39° 12.771′ N, 95° 18.587′ W. Marker is in Oskaloosa, Kansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Walnute Street (U.S. 59) 0.2 miles north of Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Old Jefferson Town. Marker is in this post office area: Oskaloosa KS 66066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Plum Grove School Buiding - Dist. No. 39 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilgour School Building - Dist. No. 72 (within shouting distance of this marker); Edmonds Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tibbott School Building - Dist. No. 54 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozawkie Mill Grinding Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oskaloosa.
 
More about this marker.
Bowstring Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
2. Bowstring Bridge
Marker is on the bridge decking.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Jefferson Town. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Jefferson County, Kansas. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bowstring Bridge National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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