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West 14th Avenue Bridge


This double span, seven panel, riveted through truss bridge spans the Walnut River south of US 160 in Winfield, Kansas. The annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival is held in the fairgrounds near the east end of this bridge.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2008


BH Photo #110691


Street View 


Two-span through truss bridge over Walnut River on West 14th Avenue in Winfield
Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas
Closed for rrplacement
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
Built 1928
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 300.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.23380, -97.01585   (decimal degrees)
37°14'02" N, 97°00'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/676009/4122653 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 17637 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Doomed
  • February 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 7, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Name
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • July 14, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited City and Categories.
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • January 30, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net


West 14th Avenue Bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Ugh. Visiting the annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival on the site of this bridge for over 25 years... it is currently being dismantled starting this past week. Sad. http://www.newscow.net/2018/01/18/work-replace-14th-ave-brid...

Riverside Avenue Bridge
Posted June 5, 2010, by David Peacock (dp1505e11 [at] juno [dot] com)

More commonly known as the West 14th street bridge. There used to be a Frisco RR trestle over the Walnut River just downstream. The kink on w 14th just before one crosses the bridge was because of the RR.