7 votes

Turkey Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #134586


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Turkey Creek, 0.6 mi. west and 5.5 mi. south of Eldorado
Butler County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1912
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 55.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.73758, -96.86386   (decimal degrees)
37°44'15" N, 96°51'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/688224/4178848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
KS 000080871906120 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17510 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 59.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (11,533)
Built 1912 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,248)
Butler County, Kansas (119)
Deck arch (10,785)
Functionally obsolete (7,179)
Have street view (25,415)
Kansas (3,052)
Open (38,219)
Owned by county (20,055)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Stone arch (2,793)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,975)

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • February 26, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 12, 2010: New photos from Joe Underwood
  • October 28, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • November 8, 2009: New photo from Mike LeMasters


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike LeMasters
  • Joe Underwood
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Jeff Smail


Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted January 16, 2015, by Anonymous

A builder has not been named for this bridge and, although not documented, the concrete footings may have been added by Walter Sharp Bridge Co.

Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

No confusion about historic bridges in Kansas with me. Kansas has the best collection of Marsh arch bridges I know of. Pretty large selection of truss bridges too! Not sure why anyone would bother with anything modern in Kansas, there is too much else worth seeing.

Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I also approve of this Kansas bridge - and the many other historic bridges that are still present in the Sunflower State.

BUT...these comments illustrate my frustration with the addition of UCEBs to this site. I do not want site visitors to think that there are no historic bridges in Kansas - or in any other state for which UCEBs are getting added.

Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2010, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

I also approve of this Kansas bridge .

Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted December 12, 2010, by Robert Thompson

I approve of this Kansas bridge.