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Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 2



Photo taken June 2007 by Nicole Beck

BH Photo #103065



Bedstead pony truss bridge over a branch of Turkey Creek in Brown Memorial Park
Dickinson County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1900
Pinned,Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 121.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87889, -97.19583   (decimal degrees)
38°52'44" N, 97°11'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/656497/4304883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000210835604546 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17668 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.
  • July 9, 2007: Posted photos from Nicole Beck


  • Nicole Beck - prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 2
Posted June 20, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting verticals

Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 2
Posted September 27, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hopefully this one will not get replaced like the other bridge did. This is a great Bedstead and deserves to be preserved.

Brown Memorial Park Bridge No. 2
Posted September 27, 2018, by Nicole Beck (prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was dedicated in 2018 to A.E. Buenning, who was instrumental in having it built. He was executive director of the Brown Memorial Park for decades. Link to article below:


Branch Turkey Creek Bridge
Posted July 3, 2007, by Nicole Beck (prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photos taken 06/23/07. Bridge has a full wooden deck, in good condition. There is a dam and ruins of an old mill just downstream; I included a shot of the bridge from the millrace. There are also remains of piers from another bridge downstream of the dam, though I don't know their history.