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Indian Creek Bridge


Kansas Department of Transportation

BH Photo #464891



Lost through truss bridge over Indian Creek, 1.3 mi. south and 0.5 mi. west of Geneva
Allen County, Kansas
Removed but not replaced
Built ca. 1910
Through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.99850, -95.49980   (decimal degrees)
37°59'55" N, 95°29'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/280502/4208597 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
Inventory numbers
KS 000011019005748 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17326 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 0.9 (out of 100)
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Allen County, Kansas (52)
Built during 1910s (9,417)
Kansas (3,153)
Lost (23,119)
One-lane traffic (7,548)
Owned by county (20,252)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,274)
Structurally deficient (15,338)
Through truss (14,422)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,433)
Truss (31,769)
Wooden deck (6,016)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2020: New photos from Luke
  • September 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Correction: Photos were for a different bridge and were not added, info retracted
  • December 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited GPS Coordinates.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke


Indian Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just realized that the photographs below are of the Utah Road Bridge over Indian Creek. That bridge is extant.


Indian Creek Bridge
Posted October 1, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the photographs. I have never heard of the Southwestern Bridge & Culvert Co.

Indian Creek Bridge
Posted September 30, 2014, by G Powell (gpowell [at] kshs [dot] org)

I surveyed the bridge today and wanted to share my photos.

Indian Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS has a page concerning this bridge, but no photo is available yet. Thus, I do not know the exact design of the bridge. Because the bridge vicinity is forested, it is impossible to tell from Terraserver or Microsoft if the bridge is extant.

Please note the Kansas Default Date of ca. 1910. This usually means it was built before 1910.