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Cedar Point Bridge


This eight panel, riveted Pratt through truss is located west of Cedar Point, Kansas and immediately east of the Chase-Marion County Line. The bridge is easily visible from US 50.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008


BH Photo #111155


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Main Street at Cedar Point
Chase County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1916 by the Missouri Valley Bridge Co.
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.26004, -96.83419   (decimal degrees)
38°15'36" N, 96°50'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/689489/4236885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Point
Land survey
T. 21 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 1
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000376 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000090875305401 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 18, 2017: New photos from Ron Reber
  • January 6, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 29, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • July 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) category
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Ron Reber


Cedar Point Bridge
Posted August 25, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Big trouble and big cracks happening at this one !!