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Finney Creek Bridge


12 Feb 2017

West side of bridge. (obstructed by trees)

Photo taken by David Larson. 12 Feb 2017


BH Photo #406381


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Finney Creek in Clay Center
Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas
Open to traffic, posted for load
Built ca. 1940
Stone arch with corrugated steel liners
Length of largest span: 17.1 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36718, -97.10963   (decimal degrees)
39°22'02" N, 97°06'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/662846/4359228 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clay Center SE
Land survey
T. 8 S., R. 3 E., Sec. 8
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
KS 000140845003869 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17579 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Sufficiency rating: 64 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (11,473)
Built during 1940s (3,871)
Clay Center, Kansas (6)
Clay County, Kansas (37)
Deck arch (10,723)
Have street view (25,180)
Kansas (2,966)
Open (38,319)
Owned by county (19,895)
Span length under 25 feet (6,457)
Stone arch (2,767)
Structurally deficient (16,406)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,648)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: New photos from David Larson
  • October 17, 2017: New Street View added by Clark Vance


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


Finney Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is good news all around. Hopefully Generation Z has an appreciation for historic bridges.

Finney Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by David Larson (dvdclrsn [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks like some work has been done fairly recently to stabilize this structure. Interestingly, one of the most skilled stone masons in the area lives just a few yards from here and takes care to keep the area cleaned up. I'm informed that people come here for senior pictures, etc.

Finney Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a great find and I am glad to see some photos on here. A similar bridge in Rush County, which was on the national register of historic places, was demolished a few years ago. It is good to see that this one is still standing so far. Hopefully it will be retained. I would I think that this bridge has a high chance of being found historic given its unusual design.

Finney Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one's a Beauty!