6 votes

Rice Bridge



Photo taken by Robert L Elder

BH Photo #103052

Street View 


Stone arch bridge at the east edge of Rice
Cloud County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1899; restored 1990
- J.B. Tremblay
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.57375, -97.55231   (decimal degrees)
39°34'26" N, 97°33'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/624342/4381450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 17603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,397)
Arch (12,823)
Built 1899 (445)
Built during 1890s (3,362)
Cloud County, Kansas (27)
Deck arch (12,045)
Have street view (30,150)
J.B. Tremblay (1)
Kansas (3,287)
Kansas White Way (4)
Open to pedestrians (4,678)
Stone arch (3,344)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2017: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 8, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added builder and auto trail category
  • November 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added GPS Coordinates
  • October 2, 2006: Posted photo from Robert L Elder



Rice Bridge
Posted November 8, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That Cottonwood tree was massive! It was also a very beautiful tree. I figured that it might have to be cut down one of these days. I was always a little bit worried about the roots of that tree trying to undermine the foundation and the wing walls of the bridge. Of course, the tree might have been dying as it was a very old tree.

The trunk of the tree was only a couple feet from the wing wall. The stairs by the bridge were wedged between the wing wall and the tree. This made for a nice photo opportunity.

Rice Bridge
Posted November 8, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Stone arch bridge built 1899 according to plaque.

Rice Bridge
Posted November 8, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Little sign on Rust Rd. is the only way I was aware of this one - very cool story - Apparently a gigantic tree that is written about on the plaque was cut down recently , very sad, must have been a behemoth

Rice Bridge
Posted June 16, 2010, by Stacey Martin (srmartin [at] tbirds [dot] cloud [dot] edu)

This is a photo that I took of the Stone Arch Bridge in Cloud County in May.

Rice Bridge
Posted September 10, 2007, by JO AKA BRDGE FREAK

What a beautiful bridge! I love it!!!!

Rice Bridge
Posted April 16, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Masonry at it's finest!

Rice Bridge
Posted April 16, 2007, by Holly Kinney (hgkinney [at] msn [dot] com)

I like this little bridge.