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Baxter Springs Heritage Center Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2012


BH Photo #242180

Street View 


Sits next to 7th Street behind the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum


Queenpost pony truss bridge over Branch of Spring River on Footpath
Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Relocated and preserved.
- A.M. Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri
Queenpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02861, -94.73306   (decimal degrees)
37°01'43" N, 94°43'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/345850/4099450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baxter Springs
Land survey
T. 35 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 51649 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 22, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 25, 2013: New photos from Larry Dooley
  • October 30, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Builder
  • March 7, 2012: Added by James Baughn



Baxter Springs Heritage Center Bridge
Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Neat one - could use a little TLC with decking, bit dangerous, several visitors while we were there, really neat large property full of historical buildings and other misc. pieces

Baxter Springs Heritage Center Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am not sure when this one was built. The steel is marked Jones & Laughlins, so it was before they changed their stamps to Jones & Laughlin shortly after the turn of the century.