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Arkansas River Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 0.000000,0.000000

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Carries Minor 1c-26-34-3 over Arkansas River
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 518.9 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Arkansas River on Minor 1c-26-34-3
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Cowley County

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Big Badger Creek Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.195904,-96.933020

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Carries 196th Road over Big Badger Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 78.0 Feet
Span Length: 38.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Big Badger Creek on 196th Road southeast of Winfield
History: Built ca. 1900
Built: ca. 1900

Location: Cowley County

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110804

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

377857

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

366182

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Very pretty, like most, off the beaten path - worth a look!!

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

424990

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Badger creek

Nice looking bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

425157

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Badger creek

Good looking bridge. Photo is of N. side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432240

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Black crook bridge

South side, with flying camera.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

434634

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Two, Actually 4 Stone Arch Bridges in this area.

Forward on 121st RD is Badger Creek bridge. To the left is Thompson Bridge, and 182nd E. to 151RD, then South is Silver Creek, Double arch bridge. Further south on 151RD is Muret bridge. This area makes a good afternoon of Bridgehunting.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in August 2018

456495

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Badger Creek Bridge

South Side level.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456496

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Badger Creek Bridge

N. side reflection.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456497

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Badger Bridge S. name

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456498

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Badger N side name

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456499

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Badger Bridge S. name

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456500

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Badger N side name

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Black Crook Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.223992,-96.973658

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Carries Joel Mack Road over Black Crook Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 38.0 Feet
Span Length: 23.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Black Crook Creek on Joel Mack Road, just southeast of the Winfield city limits
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Cowley County

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366457

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Black crook creek

Black crook Creek Bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in August 2015

401934

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401935

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

432241

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Black crook bridge

South side with flying camera

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432249

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County Poor farm bridge

South side of Bridge which is closed to traffic 400 feet from Black Crook Bridge just outside of Winfield KS.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432250

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Poor farm Bridge

Added these pics to this bridge page since it doesn't have its own page yet, and is close to Crook creek bridge

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432251

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Poor farm bridge roadbed

Looking north over County Poor farm Bridge. 400 feet south of Crook creek bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

435021

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Black Crook Creek bridge E. Side

Nice preserved Bridge. Hides under it's guard rails

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

435022

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Black Crook Creek Bridge West side.

Neigbor said I was OK to go up the creek to photograph, but I wanted to use my flying camera.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

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Branson Bridge

Status: Collapsed

Location: 37.226990,-96.712688

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Carries LOCAL 1C-31-32-7 over Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 143.0 Feet
Span Length: 83.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road just east of K-15 and north of Dexter
History: Built 1908, collapsed 2001
Built: 1908

Location: Cowley County

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148919

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Branson Bridge 1

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters March 2000

148920

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Branson Bridge 2

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters March 2000

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Branson Bridge 3

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters March 2000

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Bucher Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.462528,-97.038889

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Carries 12th Road over Eightmile Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 44.0 Feet
Span Length: 29.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch over Eightmile Creek on 12th Road northwest of Rock
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Cowley County

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366458

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Bucher

All concrete Bucher bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in February 2016

501345

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Bucher Bridge North Side

Spans the Eight mile Creek in N. Cowley county

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in July 2021

501346

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Bucher Bridge South Side

Spans the Eight mile Creek in N. Cowley County

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in July 2021

501347

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Bucher Bridge Top Down

Spans the Eight mile Creek in N. Cowley County

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in July 2021

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Crabb Creek Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.141244,-96.745078

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Carries Unnamed local road over Crabb Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 57.1 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Crabb Creek on a local road just off Crabb Creek Road southwest of Dexter
History: Built ca. 1900
Built: ca. 1900

Location: Cowley County

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110812

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

110813

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From the road, this just appears to be a concrete bridge. When driving across this bridge, you might have no idea what is underneath.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

377746

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016

358442

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Crab Creek Bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in January 2016

425241

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Crabb Creek bridge

View from east. Just up the road is the 3 arch Pudden bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

425245

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Crabb Creek Bridge, E. side

Good looking bridge, I can't believe it has a "poor" rating. This bridge is right around the corner from the now closed, Esch's 3 arch bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail 2-2018

432242

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Crabb Creek roadbed

Nice looking bridge, easy to get to.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432243

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Crabb Creek bridge

Good pic with my flying camera.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

435174

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Crabb Creek W. Side

Close up with flying camera

Photo taken by Jeff Smail 2018

456481

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Crabb Creek Bridge

This 100 year+ old bridge survived another flood year. The large concrete blocks on the road bed were moved by the water during the floods.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456482

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Crabb Creek Level

E side Still looks strong.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

456483

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Crabb Creek Level

W. side looks good.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Dexter Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.184947,-96.715513

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Carries LOCAL 1E-13-33-6 over Branch of Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 27.9 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over a branch of Grouse Creek on a local road just north of Dexter in Dexter
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Cowley County

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402059

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

402060

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

402061

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

402062

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

438057

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Dexter Stone Arch Bridge

E. Side. Too windy to take aerial shots, had to use DSLR.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

438058

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Dexter Stone Arch Bridge

W. Side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

438059

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Intersection by Dexter Bridge

Hawkins street is by the little gas station on K-15 to Walnut St. Bridge is to the right.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

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Dutch Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 37.346667,-96.938333

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Carries 92nd Road over Dutch Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 149.9 Feet
Span Length: 38.1 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Dutch Creek on 92nd Road
History: Built 1904; replaced 1999
Built: 1904

Location: Cowley County

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Esch's Spur Bridge

Status: Open to Pedestrian traffic only

Location: 37.135472,-96.781362

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Carries over Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 182.1 Feet
Span Length: 50.9 Feet

Overview: Three-span stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek, southwest of Dexter
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Cowley County

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103054

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Oblique view

Photo taken by James Baughn

103055

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Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn

148837

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Photo taken April 2008

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters

377748

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016

377747

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016

310100

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Plaque on Eschs spur Bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in September 2014

366175

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Esch spur bridge (Pudden Bridge)

Esch spur bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in November 2015

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Pudden (Esch/Kirk) bridge

Nice looking bridge, skinny roadbed, now closed to thru traffic. come in from the east and go past 1st road closed sign. Also at this sign go left to Crabb creek bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Pudden (Esch/Kirk)

Closed to through traffic.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

425238

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Pudden (Esch/Kirk) triple arch

From N. side. a little darkish with winter sun.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

438054

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The Way to Kirk Stone 3 Arch Bridge

E. of Dexter

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

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At Kirk Bridge

The Guinea Fowl guard this bridge. Loud and curious.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

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Sign to Crabb Creek Bridge,

Follow this brown sign to Crabb Creek Bridge. Go forward past road closed sign for the Kirk, 3 arch bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in November 2018

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Kirk/Puddin/ Esch's Spur Stone Arch Bridge

Looks like we might lose this three arch beauty. A big hole developed this last flood.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Kirk/Puddin/ Esch's Spur Stone Arch Bridge

This hole is probably not fixable.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

456484

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Kirk bridge name

After the flood that left the hole in the roadbed.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

465423

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Esch's Bridge from the NE

You can see the tree through the hole, which is much larger than it was in June from the previous photographer.

Photo taken by Rob Brock on 1Jan2020

465424

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West looking East

The hole in the bridge has become substantially larger.

Photo taken by Rob Brock in 1Jan2020

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Floral Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.345990,-96.916499

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Carries 92nd Road over Branch of Timber Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 115.1 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Timber Creek on 92nd Road just south of Floral and west of Winfield City Lake
History: Built 1906
Built: 1906

Location: Cowley County

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110923

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This bridge spans Timber Creek immediately southeast of Floral, Kansas and was built by the Walter Sharp Company in 1906.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2005

110924

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2005

110925

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2005

425242

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Floral bridge

Nice bridge, easy to get to. In the town of Floral there is a neat looking old stone church.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

432246

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Floral Bridge Ice

Taken with my flying camera on the ice, best time to get bridge pics... Frozen

Photo taken by Jeff Smail, 2-2018

432247

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Floral Bridge

Unedited. Don't know what caused the markings in the ice.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail, 2-2018

432248

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Floral bridge roadbed

Be careful traveling some of these no side bridges, and have fun.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

434938

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Road Sign to Floral Bridge

Easy Bridge hunting in my county, just have to hunt the signs

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in July 2018

435179

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Floral Bridge

I wonder what made the lines in the ice...

Photo taken by Jeff Smail 2018

435180

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Floral Bridge re edited

Nice bridge, easy to get to. in the town of floral, there is a neat looking old stone church

Photo taken by Jeff Smail 2018

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Floral Church

The neat old stone church I mentioned in another pic

Photo taken by Jeff Smail 2018

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Floral Bridge in Sepia Tone

Photo taken by Rob Brock in December 2019

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Floral Bridge

Photo taken by Rob Brock in December 2019

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Floral Bridge

Photo taken by Rob Brock in December 2019

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Grouse Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.034675,-96.904442

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Carries CR 1 / 141st Rd over Grouse Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Grouse Creek
History: Built ca. 1940
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Cowley County

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110805

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Looking north

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

401962

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401963

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401964

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401965

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401966

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401967

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Grouse Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.106325,-96.822332

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Carries 256th Road over Grouse Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/alt-verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 158.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Grouse Creek on 256th Road
History: Built 1931, replaced 2018
Built: 1931

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

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Grouse Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.416514,-96.617397

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Carries LOCAL 1S-24-30-7 over Grouse Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 128.9 Feet
Span Length: 90.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Grouse Creek
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Cowley County

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Grouse Creek Deck Truss Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.244262,-96.706450

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Carries Former K-38 over Grouse Creek
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren deck truss
Total Length: 465.8 Feet
Span Length: 160.1 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Grouse Creek on former K-38 just east of the intersection with K-15, north of Dexter
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Cowley County

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423251

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423252

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423253

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423254

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423255

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423256

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423257

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423258

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423259

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

423265

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2018

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Fromm Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.377253,-96.652082

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Carries 275th Road over Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 117.1 Feet
Span Length: 50.8 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on 275th Road about four miles north of Cambridge
History: Built 1917. Western arch filled in ca. 1999.
Built: 1917

Location: Cowley County

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110700

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I consider this to be one of the most scenic bridges I have ever photographed. It was built by the Walter Sharp company in 1917.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2004

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Another view from Grouse Creek.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2004

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1917

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2004

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W Sharp

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2004

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Fromm 2

South side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

432238

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432239

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Small, buried arch, Fromm Bridge

I didn't know this was here till the weeds disappeared

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Road to Fromm and Neer Bridges

Nicely marked

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in August 2018

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Fromm Bridge, N side

Nice big bridge. Neer double arch bridge is just down the road.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

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Fromm Stone Arch Bridge Roadbed

Careful... low sides on this one. Looking East.

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Grouse Creek Sec. 34 Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.390326,-96.645119

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Carries LOCAL 1C-34-30-7 over Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Double Stone arch
Total Length: 106.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road five miles north and one mile east of Cambridge
History: Built ca. 1914
Built: ca. 1914

Location: Cowley County

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110710

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This is one of many stone arch bridges in Cowley County, Kansas.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

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From upstream.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

110712

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The bridge has a long approach from the north.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

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Looking north.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

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Neer bridge

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Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in April 2008

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My flying camera over Neer stone arch bridge.

A bit of a clencher to be flying over water. I only lost 1 in butler county lake...

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in March 2018

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Above Neer bridge

The cattle were mesmerized.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in March 2018

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Neer bridge E. side

Nice double arch. 1 of 3 left in Cowley county.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Neer Bridge W. Side

Good open area to use my flying camera

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Neer Bridge fish

Was surprised when I saw the fish in several of my aerial shots. 50 feet up

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in August 2018

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Neer Bridge over Grouse creek

Fish

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in August 2018

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Neer Bridge over Grouse Creek

Foggy, overcast morning but still took good pics.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in August 2018

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Neer Bridge, E. side

Still looks good after the floods this year.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Neer Bridge,Top Down

200' up

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Neer Bridge, W. Side

Cowley county crews did a good job after the 2019 flood.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Neer Bridge

West side, way up and back.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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U. McCaw Bridge

Status: Lost

Location: 37.398187,-96.631854

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Carries Unnamed local road over Grouse Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 113.8 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road six miles north and two miles east of Cambridge
History: Built 1906, collapsed in 2016 while beseiged by flooding.
Built: 1906

Location: Cowley County

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110803

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004

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Bridge from a distance

Photo taken by Robert Brock in April 2014

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Photo taken by Robert Brock in April 2014

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Photo taken by Robert Brock in April 2014

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Builder Plate(Or should I say stone!)

Photo taken by Robert Brock in April 2014

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Destroyed by flooding.

Photo taken by Steve Tredway in October 2016

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West 14th Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.233803,-97.015852

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Carries West 14th Avenue over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 300.8 Feet
Span Length: 140.1 Feet

Overview: Two-span through truss bridge over Walnut River on West 14th Avenue in Winfield
History: Built 1928; Lost 2018
Built: 1928

Location: Cowley County

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This double span, seven panel, riveted through truss bridge spans the Walnut River south of US 160 in Winfield, Kansas. The annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival is held in the fairgrounds near the east end of this bridge.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2008

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A view from the southeast.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2008

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Almost-to-the-deck flooding Walnut River during Walnut Valley Festival Sept. '16

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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flood waters almost to deck, Sept. 2016

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.462209,-96.952547

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Carries 111th Road over Rock Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 198.2 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on 111th Road
History: Built 1925; replaced 2006
Built: 1925

Location: Cowley County

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Rock Creek Sec. 10 Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.447320,-96.974938

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Carries 22nd Road over Rock Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 130.9 Feet
Span Length: 38.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Rock Creek on 22nd Road about two miles east of Rock
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken April 2008

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in April 2008

377856

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016

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Rock creek bridge

Nice double stone arch bridge. Built in 1910. Flying over ice is less stressful than water...

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Rock Creek double arch bridge

Nice looking bridge. Photo of S. side. Be careful when photographing from on bridge, keep ears and eyes open for traffic, even though there is hardly any.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Rock Creek Bridge

North Side. One of the three double arch bridges in Cowley county.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Rock Creek Bridge Roadbed

Looking East

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Rock Creek Bridge

North side level.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Rock Creek Bridge

South side up and back.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Rock Creek Bridge

North side up and back.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Silver Creek Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.201000,-96.843222

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Carries 192nd Road over Silver Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 143.0 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Two-span stone arch bridge over Silver Creek, 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Tisdale
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Cowley County

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Silver Creek stone bridge

Photo taken April 2008

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters

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Silver Creek Bridge

Looking West towards bridge.

Photo taken by Rob Brock in November 2015

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Silver Creek Bridge

Looking NW, HDR Image.

Photo taken by Rob Brock in November 2015

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Silver Creek Bridge(aka Andes Bridge)

Looking SW

Photo taken by Rob Brock in November 2015

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Under the North Span

Looking at the main arch.

Photo taken by Rob Brock in November 2015

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Silver creek/Andes bridge

Nice, 2 different size arches.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Andes bridge N

Nice, sturdy built. I hope to see care still taken.

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Andes roadbed

Looking East. 1 lane, be careful of farm/oil vehicles.

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Andes Roadbed

100 feet up. Swim hole is private property

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Andes S up back

S. side really open air

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Andes up level

Nice flat limestone creekbed

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Andes Sign

Its nice to see these brown signs around Cowley county

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Silver creek/Andes Bridge

South side, ground level.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Silver Creek/Andes Bridge

North side, 2019 flood debris.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Silver Creek/Andes Bridge

Small West Arch, From N. side.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Silver Creek/Andes Bridge.

S. side Small arch.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2019

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Muret Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.142382,-96.865534

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Carries 232nd Road over Silver Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Silver Creek on 232nd Road southeast of Winfield
History: Built ca. 1890
Built: ca. 1890

Location: Cowley County

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Muret

Also called Muret bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in December 2014

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Muret bridge

S. side view. Be careful when photographing from on bridge, listen and look for traffic even though there is not much.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Muret N

Nice quiet bridge area.

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Muret S. Side Up

About the only way to photograph without bending fences.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret Sign

It's nice of my county to mark where these 100+ Year Old bridges.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret Stone Arch Bridge, 232nd Rd

100Feet Straight up

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret N Sept 18

North Side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret reflection

Breezy day, but calm water

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret roadbed

232nd Rd looking west

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Muret S Sept 18

Best way to photograph without bending fences

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in September 2018

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Silver Creek Sec. 3 Truss Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.115220,-96.867982

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Carries 155 road over Silver Creek
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Parker pony truss
Total Length: 108.9 Feet
Span Length: 88.9 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Silver Creek on a local road north of Cameron City
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Silver Creek Sec. 4 Truss Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.287080,-96.783357

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Carries Cretchan Road over Silver Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Half-hip Pratt pony truss with built up girders parallel.
Total Length: 99.1 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Silver Creek on Cretchan Road about two miles southwest of Burden
History: Built ca. 1915
Built: ca. 1915

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Spring Creek Tributary Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.100000,-97.085000

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Carries Skyline Road over Spring Creek Tributary
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 90.9 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over a tributary of Spring Creek
History: Built ca. 1935
Built: ca. 1935

Location: Cowley County

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Spring Creek Tributary bridge

Bridge is in great shape but tough to get photo of. The owner's land on north side has many no trespassing signs.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in June 2011

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Spring Creek Tributary bridge

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in June 2011

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Spring Creek bridge

Side view

Photo taken by steve tredway in October 2016

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Spring creek bridge plaque

Plaque on Spring Creek bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in October 2016

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Dr. Snyder/Spring Creek Bridge N side

Looks like the family had a nice get together place to the N of bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

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Snyder S. Side

Alot of brush on this side, but was able to fly around.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

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Dr. Snyder/Spring Creek Bridge N side

Looks like the family had a nice get together place to the N of bridge.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail March 2018

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Snyder S. Side

Alot of brush on this side, but was able to fly around.

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Stewart Creek Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.385101,-97.060623

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Carries 51st Road over Stewart Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 83.0 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Stewart Creek on 51st Road east of Udall
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Cowley County

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I can't say that these are the best photos I have ever taken. This bridge is not as well known as some of the other stone arch bridges in Cowley County, but it is certainly worth visiting.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Looking north.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Stweart creek bridge-spring

Photo taken by steve tredway in March 2016

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Stewart creek Bridge-winter

Photo taken by steve tredway in February 2015

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Stewart bridge 2

Roadbed looking south

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Stewart bridge 1

West side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Stewart bridge

East side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Stewart bridge

West side

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Timber Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 37.365000,-96.825000

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Carries 181st Road over Timber Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 97.1 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Lost stone arch bridge over Timber Creek
History: Built 1915; replaced 1999
Built: 1915

Location: Cowley County

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Timber Creek Sec. 26 Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.415909,-96.731953

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Carries 231 Road over Timber Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 74.2 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Timber Creek on 231st road two miles east and one mile south of Atlanta
History: Built ca. 1904
Built: ca. 1904

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken April 2008

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in November 2009

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Timber Creek/Woosley E. side

Looks sturdy, beautiful Design, needs a little TLC. Please be careful, listen, and watch roads when Bridge Hunting!

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Timber creek roadbed

Not much left of the sides, probably lost to farm equipment.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Timber Creek E. Side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek roadbed2

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W2

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W1

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber W.side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber Creek E. Side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek roadbed2

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W2

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber creek W1

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber W.side

Photo taken by Jeff Smail-March 2018

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Timber Creek Bridge W.

West side.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2020

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Timber creek Bridge

East side.

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Elrod Bridge

Status: Closed

Location: 37.302726,-96.956650

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Carries 122nd Road over Timber Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Timber Creek on 122nd Road northeast of Winfield and west of New Salem
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Cowley County

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Timber Creek Sec. 35 Bridge

Terrible road. Would recommend parking at the WEST end of the road and walking up. The east end is a muddy rutted swamp unless it's been very dry. The west end is somewhat better but narrow and hard to turn around on. We ride motorcycles and it was a bumpy rutted ride.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in June 2011

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Elrod Bridge

Taken in 2014

Photo taken by steve tredway in September 2014

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Elrod Bridge

Probably a beauty in its hey day 110 years ago!

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Elrod Bridge Entrance

The end of 122nd Rd. West side bridge

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Elrod Bridge Walk in

This was my "Unicorn Bridge" because it's hard to get to when weeds are green. But I got in except for electric fence.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Elrod Bridge roadbed

BRIDGE CLOSED on south side. I respected the fence and didnt get any pics of the south side till I get permision.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Elrod Bridge Walk up West side

You have to respect their animal containment. A bit shocking. Like a 9 volt battery on your tongue.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Elrod Bridge

The "Unicorn Bridge" I finially shot it!

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in December 2018

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Walnut River Sec. 20 Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.419207,-97.013508

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Carries 42nd Road over Walnut River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 160.1 Feet
Span Length: 77.1 Feet

Overview: Two-span concrete arch bridge over Walnut River on 42nd Road north of Winfield
History: Built ca. 1930
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Cowley County

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This bridge is actually located north of Winfield, not Dexter. It can be accessed easily from US 77.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Overview

Photo taken by Joe Underwood in March 2011

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West Approach

Photo taken by Joe Underwood in March 2011

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Pier

Photo taken by Joe Underwood in March 2011

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Bottom of Pier Close Up

Photo taken by Joe Underwood in March 2011

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Walnut River Bridge

Road bed

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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South Side Walnut River Bridge

This old bridge is really showing its age. I remember going here to party across the way where the Rock Creek joins the Walnut river, in the 1970's and 80's, and it looked this way then.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Repair to bridge sometime after 2007

These repair blocks seem to be the cheap alternative to fixing and repairing or replacing.

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Walnut River Tributary Sec. 20 Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane traffic

Location: 37.419165,-97.012689

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Carries 42nd Road over Tributary of Walnut River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 48.9 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over a tributary of Walnut River on 42nd Road about two miles southwest of Rock
History: Built ca. 1910
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Cowley County

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This closed spandrel bridge is located immediately east of Walnut River Bridge BH 17649.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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West Rock Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.437170,-97.040429

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Carries RS 159 over Walnut River
Design: truss/pony/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss
Total Length: 333.9 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Two-span pony truss bridge over Walnut River, 1.9 mi. west of Rock
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Cowley County

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Looking east, toward the town of Rock, Kansas.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2005

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2005

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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Arkansas River Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 37.063563,-97.057821

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Carries W. Chestnut Ave. over Arkansas River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 519.1 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Arkansas River
History: Built 1914
Built: 1914

Location: Cowley County

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This abandoned, nine span, closed spandrel bridge crosses the Arkansas River on the west side of Arkansas City, Kansas north of US 166 The bridge is visible from 166

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008

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Looking north.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008

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The bridge is barricaded and closed to all traffic, including pedestrians. This photo was taken looking west through the barricade.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008

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US 166 River Bridge

A fairly close up view. I walked across this bridge, it is kind of scary since it is lacking most of the side rails.

Photo taken by Robert Brock in May 2014

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US 166 bridge from a distance

Weather was great so I decided to grab a couple of photos.

Photo taken by Robert Brock in May 2014

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Arkansas River Bridge

Sept. 2016 flood time

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

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Ark River beating this one up bad

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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Railing chunks littered below

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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SKOL - Walnut River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.243895,-97.003324

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Carries South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 350.0 Feet
Span Length: 145.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut River on South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad
History: Built 1903, Approach Rebuilt 1925
Built: 1903

Location: Cowley County

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This bridge is a double span, seven panel, pin connected Pratt through truss and remains open to railroad traffic.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

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Walnut river bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt June 2009

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

East Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

West Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

West Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

East Truss Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Under Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Looking East

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Portal Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Sway Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Inside Truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Looking West

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Inside Truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Upper Angle Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Upper Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #3

East Abutment

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BNSF - Walnut River Bridge (W)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.241988,-97.007484

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Carries BNSF Railway over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 455.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1905, Second Track added 1919; North Approach Rebuilt Ca. 2003
Built: 1905

Location: Cowley County

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This bridge consists of a pair of seven panel, pin connected Pratt through trusses. Naturally, the railroad company forbids trespassing near the bridge area, so the bridge was photographed from a distance using a zoom.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

South Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Portal Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Between Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Sway Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Inside Truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Portal Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

North Approach Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

North Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Sinking North Approach?

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

North Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Upper Angle Connection

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408560

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Upper Connection

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408561

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Lower Connection

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408562

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

Overview

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408563

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Winfield Rail Bridge #2

North Approach

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511707

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BNSF - Walnut River Bridge (W)

c1910 before double tracking

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BNSF - Walnut River Bridge (S)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.223942,-96.996436

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Carries BNSF Railway over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 365.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt Through truss bridge over Walnut River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1904, Parallel Span added 1919, Approaches Rebuilt 1922; 1919 Span Removed 19xx
Built: 1904

Location: Cowley County

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SE View

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169494

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Oblique View from up top

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169495

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Another View from the SW

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401980

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401981

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401982

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408513

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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408514

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Pier #2

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408515

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Pier #1

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408516

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

South Jump Span

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408517

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

South Abutment

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408518

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

South Approach

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408519

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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408520

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Upper Angle Connection

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408521

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Plaque on Truss

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408522

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Upper Connection

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408523

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Lower Connection

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408524

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Portal Bracing

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408525

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Sway Bracing

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408526

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

North Approach

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408527

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Pier #4

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408528

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

North Jump Spans

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408529

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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408530

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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408531

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Pier #2

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408532

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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408533

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Plaque on South Approach

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408534

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

Overview

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Winfield Rail Bridge #1

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BNSF - Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.421750,-97.010867

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Carries BNSF Railway over Rock Creek
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 130.0 Feet

Overview: Warren Through truss bridge over Rock Creek on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1921
Built: 1921

Location: Cowley County

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This bridge is surrounded by private property and thus was photographed from 42nd Road using a zoom.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2007

408611

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Looking North

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408612

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Looking North

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408613

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Portal Bracing

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408614

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Sway Bracing

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408615

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Inside Truss

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408616

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Lower Chord

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408617

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Looking South

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408618

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Looking South

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408619

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Plaque

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408620

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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408621

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

South Abutment

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408622

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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408623

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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408624

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Upper Connection

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408625

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Lower Connection

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408626

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

North Abutment

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408627

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

Overview

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408628

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BNSF Rock Creek Bridge

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Chestnut Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.063471,-97.020105

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Carries E. Chestnut Avenue over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss
Total Length: 290.0 Feet
Span Length: 200.1 Feet

Overview: Parker through truss bridge over Walnut River on E. Chestnut Avenue
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Cowley County

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401990

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B. S. Co. Lackawanna steel manufacturers

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

401991

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401992

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401993

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401994

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401995

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401996

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401997

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401998

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401999

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Plaque !! so hard to find them anymore....

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Dutch Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 37.369167,-96.916111

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Carries Local road 1E-7-31-5 over Dutch Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 145.0 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Dutch Creek on a local road
History: Built 1905; replaced 1993
Built: 1905

Location: Cowley County

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Grouse Creek US 166 Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 37.077864,-96.852069

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Carries US 166 over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 411.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR on US 166
History: Built 1934; replaced 1996
Built: 1934

Location: Cowley County

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BNSF - Arkansas River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.038647,-97.032835

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Carries BNSF (former Santa Fe) Railway over Arkansas River
Design: girder/deck
Design Details: Deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck girder bridge over Arkansas River on BNSF (former Santa Fe) Railway in Arkansas City
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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North Approach with passing grain train

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Timber Creek Bridge

Status:

Location: 0.000000,0.000000

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Carries over Timber Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Five panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Timber Creek
History: Built by George E. King
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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BNSF - Walnut River Bridge (N)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.258036,-97.018694

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Carries BNSF Railway over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 370.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Warren Through truss bridge over Walnut River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1921, Approach Rebuilt 2003 and 2017
Built: 1921

Location: Cowley County

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

408565

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Approach

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408566

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Approach Rebuild

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408567

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Abutment

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408568

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Looking South

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408569

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Plaque

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408570

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Sway Bracing

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408571

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Inside Truss

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408572

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Looking North

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408573

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Portal Bracing

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408574

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Looking North

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408575

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Overview

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408576

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Pier

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408577

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Approach

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408578

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Overview

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408579

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Overview

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408580

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Lower Angle Connection

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408581

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Upper Angle Connection

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408582

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Upper Connection

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408583

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Lower Connection

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408584

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Overview

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408585

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Looking North

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408586

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Chords

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408587

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Lower Chord

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408588

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Approach, soon to be replaced

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408589

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

North Abutment

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408590

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Winfield Rail Bridge #4

Gaps between approach material

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1st Street Mill Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.052778,-97.039722

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Carries 1st. Street over Mill Canal
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Inclined through concrete girder
Total Length: 80.1 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Mill Canal on 1st. Street
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Cowley County

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169684

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Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2010

169685

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169686

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BNSF - Madison Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.056389,-97.033056

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Carries Bnsf Railroad over Madison Ave.(old US 166)
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Madison Ave. on Bnsf Railroad
History: Built 1926
Built: 1926

Location: Cowley County

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East Approach

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265873

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West Approach

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265874

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Support Columns

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265875

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Deck Bracing

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BNSF - Chestnut Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.063611,-97.031944

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Carries Bnsf Railroad over Chestnut Ave.
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 56.1 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Chestnut Ave. on Bnsf Railroad
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Cowley County

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West Approach

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265871

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Bracing

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Madison Ave Walnut River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.056305,-97.024920

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Carries E Madison Ave over Walnut River
Design: girder
Design Details:
Total Length: 823.9 Feet
Span Length: 131.9 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Walnut River on E Madison Ave in Arkansas City
History: Built 1955
Built: 1955

Location: Cowley County

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Walnut River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.390278,-97.030556

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Carries K-15 over Walnut River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 484.3 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Walnut River on K-15
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Cowley County

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Arkansas River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.186815,-97.122560

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Carries 202nd Rd over Arkansas River
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 602.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Arkansas River on 202nd Rd
History: Built 1945
Built: 1945

Location: Cowley County

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Arkansas River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.110631,-97.127871

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Carries Co Rd 10 over Arkansas River
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 709.7 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Stringer bridge over Arkansas River on Co Rd 10 east of Geuda Springs
History: Built 1945
Built: 1945

Location: Cowley County

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Polecat Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.434722,-97.041944

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Carries Local 1e-13-30-3 over Pole Cat Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 107.0 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Pole Cat Creek on Local 1e-13-30-3
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Cowley County

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Polecat creek bridge

Polecat creek bridge

Photo taken by steve tredway in February 2016

457234

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2019

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Silver Creek US 166 Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.078181,-96.859510

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Carries US Hwy 166 over Silver Creek
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 192.0 Feet
Span Length: 69.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Silver Creek on US Hwy 166
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Cowley County

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Frisco - Walnut River Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 37.232874,-97.015147

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Carries Railroad (Frisco) over Walnut River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Walnut River on Railroad (Frisco)
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

435340

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F Street Mill Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.050051,-97.031170

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Carries F Street over Mill Canal
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 40.7 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Mill Canal on F Street
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Cowley County

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5th Avenue Mill Canal Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.061073,-97.045220

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Carries 5th. Avenue over Mill Canal
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 46.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Mill Canal on 5th. Avenue
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Cowley County

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ATSF Railroad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.157825,-97.025089

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Carries 22nd Rd over AT&SF Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 175.9 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Road Over At&Sf Rr on 222nd 1s-19-33-4
History: Built 1936
Built: 1936

Location: Cowley County

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US77 Timber Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.249722,-97.000278

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Carries Us77 Hwy over Timber Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 399.0 Feet
Span Length: 117.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Timber Creek on Us77 Hwy
History: Built 1936; replaced 2015
Built: 1936

Location: Cowley County

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Walnut River Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 37.233767,-97.015840

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Carries over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Walnut River
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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Circa 1912

Old Postcard View

436478

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Old original 14th St./South Bridge/ Riverside bowstring can be seen in background

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

511020

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Sixth Street Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 37.040749,-97.046707

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Carries Sixth Street over Arkansas River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Arkansas River on Sixth Street
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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McKnab Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.302016,-96.951868

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Carries 111th Rd over Cedar Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 128.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on 111th Rd
History: McKnab Bridge over Cedar Creek, b. 1927 by Biggs and Pauley of Winfield, Kansas
Built: 1927

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2016

380538

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Midland Valley - Grouse Creek Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 37.034287,-96.901437

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Carries Midland Valley Railroad over Grouse Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Grouse Creek on Midland Valley Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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SKOL - Oxford Branch Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned, stretches currently over a pond, but most likely part of a larger creek with good rainfall

Location: 37.268128,-97.146799

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Carries SK & O Railroad over Unnamed Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer, in very poor condition, long-since abandoned, many ties rotted or missing
Total Length: 130.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Creek on SK & O Railroad
History: Several railroad companies associated with this abandoned line, SK & O the last reported on accessible records
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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402756

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402757

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402758

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402759

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402760

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402761

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SKOL - Bridge #248.33

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.248349,-97.018605

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Carries South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad over Unnamed Marsh
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 281.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Unnamed Marsh on South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

Overview

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408505

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

West Approach

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408506

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

Main Span

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408507

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

East Pier

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408508

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

West Pier

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408509

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

East Approach

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408510

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

East End

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

408511

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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BNSF Bridge #248.33

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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Stalter Bridge

Status: Open to traffic, no sides

Location: 37.438062,-96.970309

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Carries Passable to Automobile traffic over Stalter Branch, Rock Creek.
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Stalter Branch, Rock Creek. on Passable to Automobile traffic
History: Built 1909 ish
Built: 1909 ish

Location: Cowley County

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Stalter Bridge

It is actually Just N. of 32nd rd on 101st. Be really careful when bridge hunting, Look , Listen for traffic. If anyone has any more info to add, please feel free to do so.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Stalter bridge reflection

Good catch with flying camera.

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Statler bridge

West side

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Statler bridge

I believe the wind pushed this log on the ice over time... Cool huh?

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Statler bridge

Close up inside arch

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Statler bridge

East side

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Stalter Bridge Roadbed

Looking North. Skinny, no sides

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Stalter Bridge

Still looks good after the May 2019 floods.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Stalter Bridge

West side shows the angle.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Stalter Bridge

W. side close up of arch.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail in June 2019

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Cowley County Poor Farm Bridge

Status: Open to authorized vehicles only

Location: 37.222767,-96.973083

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Carries Private road over Tributary of Black Crook Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 10.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Black Crook Creek on Private
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Cowley County

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Poor farm Bridge refl

West side.

Photo taken by Jeff Smail

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Poor farm bridge 4

West side

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Poor farm bridge 3

East side

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Poor farm bridge roadbed

Roadbed looking North

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Poor farm bridge

East side

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Poor farm home

Just past County Poor Farm Bridge

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Baden Dam Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 37.228276,-97.007486

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Carries over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 2 span Pratt through truss, lost at unknown date
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut River
History:
Built: 1878

Location: Cowley County

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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Island Park Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.247762,-96.997397

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Carries Main Street over Former loop of Timber reek
Design: arch/deck/luten
Design Details: Luten arch
Total Length: 135.0 Feet
Span Length: 45.0 Feet

Overview: Luten arch bridge over Former loop of Timber reek on Main Street
History: Built 1912, replaced 1935
Built: 1912

Location: Cowley County

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Island Park Winfield KS

From: Reinforced Concrete Bridges of Luten Design

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Dunkard Mill Bridge

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 37.085218,-97.012133

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Carries 272nd Roard over Walnut River
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Stone arch bridge over Walnut River on 272nd Road
History: Built 1903; destroyed by flood April 1944
Built: 1903

Location: Cowley County

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Dunkard mill bridge

This was apparently from the grand opening ceremonies, colorized postcard.

Postcard from ca. 1908

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South Bowstring Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.223377,-96.994953

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Carries Main Street over Walnut River
Design: truss/through/bowstring
Design Details: Bowstring through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Walnut River on Main Street
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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1907 or earlier view

Photo uploaded by Art S

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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circa 1912

Old Postcard View

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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South Arch Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.223377,-96.994953

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Carries Main Street over Walnut River
Design: arch/deck/luten
Design Details: Luten arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Luten arch bridge over Walnut River on Main Street
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Frisco - Timber Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 37.247944,-96.994921

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Carries St Louis-San Francisco Railroad over Timber Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Timber Creek on St Louis-San Francisco Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Cowley County

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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