3 votes

Carry Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017


BH Photo #413623


Street View 


Pratt pony truss bridge over a branch of Carry Creek, 1.0 mi. east and 4.4 mi. north of Woodbine
Dickinson County, Kansas
Intact but closed to all traffic
Pinned Pratt pony truss, unique design with 4-panels and 3 verticals.
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86230, -96.94534   (decimal degrees)
38°51'44" N, 96°56'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/678269/4303502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
KS 000210863004566 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17666 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Closed (2,570)
Dickinson County, Kansas (46)
Have street view (25,400)
Kansas (3,046)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,046)
Pony truss (15,692)
Pratt pony truss (3,473)
Pratt truss (8,732)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,945)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,972)
Truss (31,215)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • May 12, 2015: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • July 6, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited multiple categories to reflect that this bridge crosses Carry Creek. Adjusted the location.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Carry Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Blocked off now, apparently p.p., can photograph from afar now

Carry Creek Bridge
Posted February 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reportedly, this bridge was scheduled to be demolished and replaced back in the 1980s. I drove across it a few times in the 1990s and early 2000s. I might have a photograph of it somewhere.

When I was 16, I began working as a summer staffer at the nearby Rock Springs 4-H Center. I continued working there through high school and part of college. During these years, I got to do some Bridgehunting in Geary and Dickinson counties in my bright red 1973 Cadillac. Those were the days!