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Grouse Creek US 166 Bridge

Information from the Arkansas City Traveler, 1 Feb 34. 

Written by Clark Vance

The Grouse Creek Bridge was bid at $63,646.60. It was to have a 95 foot concrete arch, two 75 foot concrete arches, and three 50 foot reinforced concrete deck girders. The total length was slightly over 410 feet with a 24 foot roadway. The Silver Creek Bridge to the west was built at the same time as part of a project to reroute US 166 over the hill between the two creeks. The previous alignment had skirted the hill by making a loop to the south, requiring a hard turn at the approach to each bridge.


Lost three-span concrete arch bridge over Grouse Creek and Missouri Pacific RR on US 166
Cowley County, Kansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1934; replaced 1996
- Carrothers & Crouch of Kansas City, Kansas
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 411.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.07786, -96.85207   (decimal degrees)
37°04'40" N, 96°51'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/690931/4105668 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Maple City
Land survey
T. 34 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 23
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0018-B0042 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 40940 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"