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Brush Creek Bridge


Photo taken by James Baughn

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Through arch bridge over Brush Creek on Old US 66 north of Baxter Springs
Cherokee County, Kansas
Bypassed by a new bridge in 1992, but is still open to one-way traffic on a paved road
Future prospects
Built 1923
- H.W. Tyrell of Topeka, Kansas (Resident Engineer)
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
- Maxwell Construction Co. of Columbus, Kansas (Contractor)
Concrete Marsh through arch with 10 verticals
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 132.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 10, 1983
Also called
Route 66 Marsh Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.07348, -94.74082   (decimal degrees)
37°04'25" N, 94°44'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/345251/4104441 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baxter Springs
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83000419 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000000000110630 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17555 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2020: New photo from James McCray
  • June 25, 2019: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 25, 2019: New photo from Joe Sonderman
  • January 7, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • September 22, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added contractor per NRHP nomination.
  • September 27, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Marsh Engineering Co."
  • September 27, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • January 25, 2013: New photos from Larry Dooley
  • July 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories
  • March 2, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • January 25, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories
  • August 1, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • June 25, 2009: New photos from John Christeson


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  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Larry Dooley
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Nathan Holth
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Joe Sonderman


Brush Creek Bridge
Posted April 11, 2019, by Darrell Powers (systemofadown311 [at] outlook [dot] com)

Cool bridge

Brush Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2013, by Eric

Route 66 bridge north west of Baxter Springs,Kansas.


Brush Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

This is a nice preserved rainbow arch. Now if the pesky spraycan weilding vandals would keep FAR away, it will stay that way. Us "pontists" should ALWAYS keep a wary eye for grafitti minded punks lurking around treasured historic spans that we adore.