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ATSF - Pony Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Tom Sevart

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BH Photo #242854



Two span stone arch bridge over Pony Creek on Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Grade in Walnut
Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians
Built 1903
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Two span stone arch bridge.
Length of largest span: 18.0 ft.
Total length: 36.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.60826, -95.08569   (decimal degrees)
37°36'30" N, 95°05'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/315901/4164397 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 37736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from ATSF Railway Bridge Records
  • November 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 22, 2008: Added by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


ATSF - Pony Creek Bridge
Posted October 3, 2020, by Tom Sevart (n2uhc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Visited the bridge today, first time I've been to it in many years. It's still there but in rough shape. Trees have grown up on top and all around it and parts of it are covered in poison ivy vines. But it is still easily accessible to the public though I think it is private property.

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe bridge
Posted January 10, 2009, by Tom Sevart (n2uhc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a picture I took of the bridge in the mid to late 80's before the railroad tracks were removed. I used to visit this bridge and the creek it spanned a lot as a teenager. The bridge has many names & initials carved into the top stones, I don't know if this was done by the builders of the bridge or local townspeople throughout the years this bridge has stood.