2 votes

Eight Mile Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110298


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek, 1.8 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Douglass
Butler County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1974
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 95.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.49034, -97.04173   (decimal degrees)
37°29'25" N, 97°02'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/673122/4151071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
KS 000080853206460 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17485 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1974 (82)
Built during 1970s (819)
Butler County, Kansas (119)
Have street view (24,544)
Kansas (2,903)
Open (37,869)
Owned by county (19,428)
Pony truss (15,396)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,337)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,225)
Truss (30,488)
Warren pony truss (3,007)
Warren truss (6,000)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2015: New photos from Janis Ford
  • September 26, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"


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


Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted November 23, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, and I wish I could spend more time researching and bridgehunting in Kansas. There are so many bridges that have not yet been documented on this site. Many of them are on low maintenance roads or abandoned altogether which can make bridgehunting a real challenge.

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted November 22, 2010, by Matthew Lohry (matthewlohry [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I'm questioning, only because usually with rehabilitations, the NBI shows the original build date first, with the rehab date right after in parentheses, but this one is listed as a 1974 build date. I noticed that this county also has a truss bridge with a 1970 build date, so I wonder if it's the same scenario? Boy, I wish I lived closer to Kansas...

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted November 22, 2010, by J.P.

could also be a rehab date.

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted November 22, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)


I have not actually researched this bridge so I can not provide a definitive answer. This is definitely an intruguing question, however. There is also the possibility that this date could have been a data etry error as well. I just can't imagine this bridge being built in 1974 either.

Eight Mile Creek Bridge
Posted November 22, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

Was this bridge moved here in 1974? It has all of the design features of a truss bridge built in the '20s or possibly early '30s, but certainly not 1974. I noticed that it was shaded out on my display, as I have my settings set up to shade out any bridge newer than 1970.