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Delaware River Bridge



Pony truss bridge over Delaware River on a local road, 1.5 mi. north and 3.8 mi. west of Powhattan
Brown County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built 1909
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78333, -95.70667   (decimal degrees)
39°46'60" N, 95°42'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/268215/4407214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000070993203300 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Brown County, Kansas (88)
Built 1909 (788)
Built during 1900s (7,435)
Delaware River (Kansas) (14)
Kansas (3,240)
Lost (26,396)
Pony truss (16,570)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,926)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,335)
Truss (33,896)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.


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


Delaware River Bridge
Posted June 18, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Follow up - was at this spot again this weekend, there is only the old bridge on Coyote Rd at 190th, no more bridges on 190th to east. Listing should be removed IMO - very rough roads getting to this spot

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sometimes, the NBI gets the location wrong. A couple years ago I imported a bridge from the NBI. Although that bridge is located in West Virginia, the NBI had the bridge located in China. I had to drag the pin halfway across the world!

On the other hand, this bridge appears to have been abandoned since at least 1990. It is truly amazing how quickly a road can go back to nature.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Lots of backroad construction going on through this spot, there is no sign of a 2nd pony truss through this small stretch, or any trace of where another may have existed