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Lyon Creek Bridge


Beautiful Rainbow Arch Bridge across Lyon Creek, Kansas

Photo taken by phil h @ panoramio

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BH Photo #256555

Street View 


Rainbow arch bridge over Lyon Creek on Lyons Creek Road, 3.4 mi. west and 5.3 mi. south of Wreford
Geary County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1925
- Fred Luttjohann of Topeka, Kansas
Concrete pony arch
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 103.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88471, -96.91029   (decimal degrees)
38°53'05" N, 96°54'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/681253/4306058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000310018 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2020: New photos from James McCray
  • October 30, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fred Luttjohann"
  • March 16, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • June 17, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com