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Polecat Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110294


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Polecat Creek, 1.4 mi. east and 5.0 mi. south of Rose Hill
Butler County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1901
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 30.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.49027, -97.10966   (decimal degrees)
37°29'25" N, 97°06'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/667116/4150939 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85001438 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000080845406460 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 63.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,094)
Built 1901 (543)
Built during 1900s (7,223)
Butler County, Kansas (118)
Deck arch (11,332)
Have street view (26,928)
Kansas (3,191)
NR-listed (2,960)
One-lane traffic (7,606)
Open (39,880)
Owned by county (20,778)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,663)
Stone arch (3,049)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,189)

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2018: New photos from Jeff Smail
  • August 18, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • April 29, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • September 26, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • March 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Jeff Smail


Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted May 9, 2019, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This area is experiencing devastating flooding right now. Thus bridge was completely submerged by water thus week.

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Old article, but worth reading. This bridge suffered severe damage during the 2016 floods, but it was scheduled to be repaired, not demolished.


Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted June 9, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just saw it and can't believe they did that.is that some sort of redneck fix-up job/

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted June 8, 2015, by Matt Lohry

Ha, confirmed; the bags are visible in the street view! XD

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted June 7, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

quick fix,huh?thanks for the laughs at that jerry.

Polecat Creek Bridge
Posted June 6, 2015, by jerry allen (jerryallen [at] powwwer [dot] net)

several years ago someone moving farm equipment knocked off several of the large limestone rocks on the north side of the bridge railing. Instead of replacing with like stones someone placed several sacks of quick-crete cement bags which are still there today.

Pole Cat Creek Bridge
Posted June 19, 2007, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Bridge is on 230th St, between Meadowlark & Prairie Creek

Pole Cat Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2007, by Bill Fales (bfales [at] cox [dot] net)

Pole Cat Creek Bridge, Butler County, Kansas, photo taken by Bill Fales, Jan 2007. Single lane bridge, open to traffic.