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West Chapman Creek Bridge


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Lost pony truss bridge over West Chapman Creek on a local road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Longford
Clay County, Kansas
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.20629, -97.35262   (decimal degrees)
39°12'23" N, 97°21'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/642238/4340962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 10 S., R. 1 E., Sec. 8
Inventory numbers
KS 000140819004101 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built during 1910s (8,896)
Clay County, Kansas (36)
Functionally obsolete (8,056)
Have street view (23,145)
Kansas (2,756)
Lost (19,345)
Lost 1994 (403)
Lost during 1990s (3,728)
Owned by county (19,068)
Pony truss (15,174)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,899)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,592)
Truss (29,779)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2017: New Street View added by Clark Vance


  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


West Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted July 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That was my suspicion. I had not had a chance to investigate further. Thanks for checking.

West Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted July 21, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1992 NBI lists a truss. 1996 NBI shows the current crossing built 1994. The county maps are ambiguous, early ones showing the E/W road going straight west while the later ones show the jog to the north before the intersection with the current Buffalo Road. None show a bridge other the one on Buffalo Road which is marked on the 2008 map as a low water crossing.

West Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted July 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am about 95 percent sure that this bridge is lost. There is now a low water crossing where I think that the bridge would have been. But, there appears to be an old road alignment that disappears into the trees nearby. Thus, there is a slight possibility that the bridge may be hiding in the trees.