Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas River Area and Bridge Photos

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1857_river_crossing_the_kaw-lawks.jpg (177534 bytes)1857_river_crossing_the_kaw-lawks

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1-1st Bridge Law Ks looking north 1863.jpg (1735979 bytes) 1st Bridge Law Ks looking north 1863

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1867LAW-KS-BRIDGE.jpg (111187 bytes)1867LAW-KS-BRIDGE

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Kansas-River-LawrenceKs1867.jpg (114738 bytes)Kansas-River-Bridge view Lawrence Ks 1867 

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1lawrence-streetcar_atest2.jpg (130503 bytes)Lawrence-streetcar -1917- part of old bridge still showing

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14-1909.jpg (79272 bytes) Looking east 1909

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15-1907-15westofbridge-endoftenn-sandybeach.jpg (75375 bytes)1907 -west of bridge at the north end of  Tennessee

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1874dougco-mill-delawaremill.jpg (471800 bytes) 1874 - Douglas County Mills. The building to the right is Delaware Mills

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1903floodlooknorth_.jpg (295474 bytes)1903 flood looking north_ 

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1907lookingeastlawks.jpg (86331 bytes)1907 looking east Lawrence, Ks 

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1909-bridge-looknorthup-depot.jpg (384971 bytes)1909 - bridge looking north the Union Pacific depot top right

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1951Floodlawks-spncrr_.jpg (71306 bytes)1951Flood area behind Bowersock 

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19112bowersockzephyr.jpg (69991 bytes)1911 Bowersock - Zephyr 
Each time a flood etc damaged portions of the bridge new spans were added and that explains why the 
pictures of this bridge appear different thru the years from 1863-1917

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before1917lawkans.jpg (315959 bytes)before 1917 Lawrence, Ks    

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bowerlk (2).jpg (54743 bytes)Bowersock (unsure of date)

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bowersockMill1886.jpg (12451 bytes)Bowersock Mill 1886

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Bowersock-Park.jpg (61447 bytes)(tidbit of info) Bowersock-Park  - Lawrence residents lost a park that few knew they had. 
As part of plans for Bowersock Mills & Power Company to build the new hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River, 
the city agreed to lease a little known park to Bowersock on the south side of the river. 2010

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bowersock-viewfromoldbridge.jpg (73874 bytes)Bowersock - view from old concree bridge  

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br50brdg.jpg (211823 bytes)1950's view of the bridge constructed in 1917

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brKriverbridge2-1905.jpg (100968 bytes)Kaw river bridge - 1905 

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br-lawks_.jpg (93800 bytes)  Bridge - Lawrence Ks_

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darlingsmillslaw-ks1867.jpg (255215 bytes)Darlings mills Law-ks 1867

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D-2013low-water.JPG (198026 bytes)2013 low-water 

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dam-Kriverbridge2004.jpg (92433 bytes)Dam -Kaw river bridge 2004 

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d-dam-2013.JPG (1920250 bytes)Dam - 2013 

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d-eastview2013.JPG (1854416 bytes)east view of river-low water 2013 

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d-sectionbowersock2013.JPG (1595526 bytes)section of  Bowersock 2013  

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Delaware Mills N Lawrence.jpg (149501 bytes)Delaware Mills North Lawrence (unsure of date) 

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Early 1950's.jpg (150963 bytes)Early 1950's  Looking north

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flood_1903aa.jpg (34443 bytes)Flood_1903  looking north from Bowersock area

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floodrivericegorge1910.jpg (63021 bytes)Kaw river Ice Gorge 1910 

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Ice Gorge Lawrence Ks 1910.jpg (253768 bytes)Ice Gorge Lawrence Ks 1910  

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ksrl_kc_rhph18g86_1.jpg (254966 bytes)Ice Gorge 1910

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Kansas River Flood, Lawrence, Kansas1903maybe.jpg (266383 bytes)Kansas River Flood, Lawrence, Kansas 1903 (maybe)

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Kaw Bridge unsure of yr.jpg (178983 bytes)Kaw Bridge unsure of yr 

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kawbridge50'sLDProc.jpg (116771 bytes)Kaw bridge 1950's looking east  (my dads pic)

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kawrivbeforelevee50sLP.jpg (101665 bytes)Kaw river before levee late 40's or early 50's 
pic taken by my dad - west side of bridge from Santa Fe tracks

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ksrl_kc_rhph18g85.jpg (275893 bytes)Looking  east

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Looking East Towards Bridge and Lawrence.jpg (115954 bytes)Looking East Towards Bridge and Lawrence
Santa Fe Tracks

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looknorth-before1889.jpg (120435 bytes)Bridge looking north-before1889 

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looknorth-late1800s.jpg (127858 bytes)looking north-late1800s 

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movetobridges.jpg (227588 bytes)This photo taken from a stereograph view of Lawrence looking north. 
Although undated it was probably taken during the flood of 1876. The dam to the right of the bridge was completed in Sept 1876.
 

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Pilings6walnut-area-2014.jpg (54435 bytes) aerial map current view of pilings that could be from the Rail Road Bridge that was destroyed in the flood of 1903.
6th & Walnut is the area and this is where the train bridge crossed.

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pilingsequal6thwalnut-2014.jpg (72770 bytes)April Flemming took this pic of  pilings in the 6th Walnut  area -2014

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plaque-in-UP-underpassNorth2nd -st-NorthLawrence2013.jpg (168803 bytes)plaque-in-UP-underpassNorth2nd st-2013 

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railbridge-eastviewLibertyHall1870s.jpg (267470 bytes)Rail bridge-east view LibertyHall 1870s 

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Shunganunga.jpg (95875 bytes)Shunganunga boulder at Robinson Park, Bowersock and Bridge

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silo-bottoms-were leftE 6th St--.jpg (57776 bytes)silo-bottoms-were left E 6th St--

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6th Mass. City Hall -grain elevator partial bottoms 
were used in the retaining wall

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silo-bottoms-were leftE 6th St--2.jpg (99561 bytes)E 6th St Mass. Bowersock

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z-brnewbridges.JPG (41451 bytes)New bridges construction-The Vermont Street span was completed and opened to traffic April 4, 1978, 
at which time the old Massachusetts Street span was closed, and two-way traffic was temporally carried on the new Vermont st. bridge.

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z-down-old-up-new_b.jpg (26008 bytes)down-old-up-with the new -Tearing down of the old bridge. 
The Vermont span was in use as they tore the old one down for the Mass span

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zzz.jpg (78631 bytes)

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zzzz.jpg (104064 bytes) old dam

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z-Work began in April 1976opened to traffic-April 4-1978.jpg (67650 bytes)Work began in April 1976

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z-hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.JPG (117497 bytes)Bowersock Mills and  Power Hydro Electric plant on the north side of the Kansas river 2013

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caguy

 

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