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Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Rock Creek

What's left of the stone bridge. A line of stones on either end of the crossing.

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in November 2009

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BH Photo #149076

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost stone arch bridge over Rock Creek, 5.0 mi. west and 1.0 mi. south of Latham
Location
Butler County, Kansas
Status
Lost
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.9 ft.
Total length: 28.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.52073, -96.73397   (decimal degrees)
37°31'15" N, 96°44'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700252/4155053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Latham
Inventory numbers
KS 000080887006409 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,534)
Butler County, Kansas (119)
Deck arch (10,785)
Kansas (3,052)
Lost (22,281)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,055)
Replaced by new bridge (14,866)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,954)
Stone arch (2,793)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,709)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2015: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed the wayward coordinates.
  • November 14, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview, Status, and Status Description - bridge is lost.
  • November 14, 2009: New photos from Mike LeMasters

Sources 

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

Comments 

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted June 11, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, I am having a little trouble getting the link to work. It will lead you to several photographs, so you have to scroll to find the right one.

Or, you can go to your favorite search engine and type in "rock creek stone arch bridge butler county kansas"

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted June 11, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This link contains a photograph of this bridge.

http://ke2013.smugmug.com/Kansas-Exploring/Favorite-Bridges/...

Please have a look at the bridge in the link above. This stone arch bridge was built on an incline. Would anybody like to speculate on how the stonemason accomplished this feat? Sadly, we can not investigate this directly anymore as this bridge is lost.