3 votes

U. McCaw Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004


BH Photo #110803


Street View 


Lost stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road six miles north and two miles east of Cambridge
Cowley County, Kansas
Built 1906, collapsed in 2016 while beseiged by flooding.
- A. L. Finney (Bldr)
- Clover Howard & Huston Co
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 113.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Grouse Creek Sec. 35 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.39819, -96.63185   (decimal degrees)
37°23'53" N, 96°37'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/709620/4141677 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cambridge NW
Land survey
T. 30 S., R. 7 E., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000180897506584 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17635 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 10, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 10, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Bridge was destroyed by a flash flood.
  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Robert Brock: Added Descriptions and build date
  • February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • February 1, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder



U. McCaw Bridge
Posted February 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

That is so very sad to lose this one. Friends and I visited during the 45th annual Walnut Valley Festival (bluegrass) in September 2016. Of all the single-arch bridges in Cowley County, this one seemed a little bit more special than the others. Again, very sad.

U. McCaw Bridge
Posted November 6, 2016, by Charles M. Durbin (charlemahlon [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was on 62nd Road east of 281st Road. 281st Road is also Cowley 7. This bridge was also known as the Fox Bridge, named for prominent multi-generational farming/ranching family living in the vicinity.

Article from the Cowley Courier Traveler (recent merger of Winfield Courier and Arkansas City Traveler newspapers) :


U. McCaw Bridge
Posted October 10, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was destroyed on Saturday, October 8th 2016 in a flash flood.