First Inverted T Bridge in Kansas On K-23 Over Hackberry Creek

Gove City, KS

BG Consultants contracted with the Kansas Department of Transportation to design a portion of K-23 in Gove County. The project consisted of almost a half mile of new roadway and two bridges: a 2-10’ x 6’ x 121’ RFB bridge skewed 30 degrees left and a 226-foot inverted T prestressed concrete beam space bridge over Hackberry Creek.

The existing 5-span reinforced concrete deck girder bridge was on the southern edge of Gove, KS. Due to the close proximity of town structures, there was no room for a shoo-fly detour at the bridge site. Therefore, BG Consultants designed the structure to be built one half at a time, so one lane of traffic could be carried on K-23 at all times during construction. By using three spans, two piers were able to be removed, improving the hydraulics of the stream at the bridge.

This continuous inverted T prestressed beam bridge was the first of its kind to be built in Kansas. 


Kansas Department of Transportation


    Brady Hedstrom, P.E.
    Bridge Engineering | Structural Engineering | Transportation Engineering | Principal