7 votes

Silver Creek Bridge


Although this picturesque bridge is located only about two miles from the Clements Bridge, it remains largely unknown.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2006


BH Photo #110930



Stone arch bridge over Silver Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Clements
Chase County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Stone arch
Span length: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 23.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31564, -96.73281   (decimal degrees)
38°18'56" N, 96°43'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/698209/4243268 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000090885705322 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,102)
Chase County, Kansas (108)
Deck arch (11,341)
Kansas (3,192)
One-lane traffic (7,606)
Open (39,885)
Owned by county (20,783)
Span length under 25 feet (6,896)
Stone arch (3,051)
Structurally deficient (14,194)
Total length under 25 feet (2,497)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2017: New photos from Ron Reber
  • March 20, 2010: New photo from Mike LeMasters
  • March 19, 2010: New photo from Mike LeMasters
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


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


Silver Creek Bridge
Posted December 8, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hmmm, well there is a Silver Lake in Livingston County; quite likely a creek that springs from it is named Silver Creek, though nothing pops up on a search.

"Silver Creek"s that do pop up for Michigan don't correspond to either of those counties, though.

Silver Creek Bridge
Posted December 8, 2020, by Loris R Shaft (gsd-mom [at] att [dot] net)

I was always told that the bridge was built around 1860 and that the name of Silver Creek was one brought from where my ancestors lived in Livingston and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan. I'm fairly certain of my story even though I last heard it in 1990.My family was around Clements in Chase Co., in 1852

Silver Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am glad to see that this one is still intact. It is a relatively small bridge but it is a nice one.