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Buckeye Creek Bridge


Buckeye Creek Br.

Photo taken by Sophia Fosdick

BH Photo #355441



Pony truss bridge over Buckeye Creek on a local road
Chase County, Kansas
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built ca. 1910
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.40167, -96.37333   (decimal degrees)
38°24'06" N, 96°22'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/729369/4253649 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 19 S., R. 9 E., Sec. 14
Inventory numbers
KS 000090921905202 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40904 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built during 1910s (9,632)
Chase County, Kansas (107)
Closed (2,668)
Kansas (3,191)
Pony truss (16,182)
Pratt pony truss (3,637)
Pratt truss (9,293)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,073)
Structurally deficient (14,211)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,583)
Truss (32,772)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 21, 2016: New photo from Tony Dillon



Buckeye Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A lot of bridges don't seem to have plaques these days. Plaques make such great souvenirs that unfortunately people sometimes take them home. On the other hand, sometimes people take the plaque in order to preserve it if they see that it's being used for target practice, or getting hit by vehicles, and/or vandals.

I appreciate all the great detail pics that Nick has taken here. It is good to see some nice shots of the Outriggers and other members. I would guess that this bridge was probably built sometime around 1910, thus the Kansas default date of Circa 1910 is probably pretty close to being accurate in this case.

Buckeye Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

And no plaques, btw

Buckeye Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Couple neat features on this one, and VERY buried in the Chase Co. jungle

Buckeye Creek Bridge
Posted June 20, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just now noticed the photo in the comments. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see this one is still in place.

Buckeye Creek Bridge
Posted March 25, 2016, by Sophia Fosdick (rhiannonsjustagirl [at] gmail [dot] com)

Stumbled across it a few days ago while exploring