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Gillion Creek Bridge


KDOT map for Butler county calls this fourmile creek.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in November 2009


BH Photo #149620


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Gillion Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 4.0 mi. south of Potwin
Butler County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 22.0 ft.
Total length: 24.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.88292, -97.04222   (decimal degrees)
37°52'58" N, 97°02'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/672169/4194631 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
KS 000080853005920 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17488 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Sufficiency rating: 18.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (11,534)
Butler County, Kansas (119)
Deck arch (10,785)
Have street view (25,415)
Kansas (3,052)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,217)
Owned by county (20,055)
Span length under 25 feet (6,525)
Stone arch (2,793)
Structurally deficient (15,850)
Total length under 25 feet (2,329)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2018: New photos from Jeff Smail
  • February 4, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 1, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Moved pin to correct bridge. Pin had previously been on a truss bridge over the Whitewater.


  • Mike LeMasters
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Jeff Smail


Gillion Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the new photos. This bridge is obviously in rough condition.

In 2016 there were a couple of major floods on the Whitewater River. This creek, whatever you want to call it, is one of the tributaries of the Whitewater. I would not be surprised if it has seen some bad flooding in the last couple years.

Gillion Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2018, by Rick Hitchcock (atsf3768 [at] cox [dot] net)

The creek has many fallen limbs and a tree trunk caught on the east side of the arch bridge as of 17 Feb 2018. I photographed it today.