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Tauy Creek Bridge


Double span, riveted Warren pony truss. This bridge is located immediately south of Interstate 35.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2005


BH Photo #111725



Pony truss bridge over Tauy Creek, 3.0 mi. east of N. Ottawa
Franklin County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built ca. 1920, removed June 2008
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64135, -95.21191   (decimal degrees)
38°38'29" N, 95°12'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/307493/4279299 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Le Loup
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000301049004869 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 100 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates for this lost bridge.
  • December 18, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Fixed typo in Overview.
  • June 5, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 12, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Tauy Creek Bridge
Posted June 5, 2008, by Ben Prusia (chase2008 [at] vortexpursuit [dot] com)

This bridge is now gone as of June 4th.

Tauy Creek Bridge
Posted May 12, 2008, by Ben Prusia (chase2008 [at] vortexpursuit [dot] com)

This bridge appears to be going away sometime soon. This bridge is in the path of the new US-59 freeway project to link Ottawa and Lawrence. The roads leading to the bridge are already closed, a new bridge has been built beside it but as of May 10th, the truss is still standing next to I-35.