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Rock Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #131572


Street View 


Rainbow arch bridge over Rock Creek
Jefferson County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1926
Concrete pony arch
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19229, -95.55165   (decimal degrees)
39°11'32" N, 95°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/279632/4341217 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000000000440038 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 26, 2017: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • February 26, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • December 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Marsh arch to Categories


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com


Old K-4
Posted May 29, 2017, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

This road is old K-4. The current highway was built around 1961-1962.

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted April 21, 2013, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

Yeah, I thought those old stone abutments were really interesting when I poked around there. I think they were built for the Leavenworth, Topeka, & Southwestern Railroad, which was for a time jointly operated by the AT&SF and UP, and later publicly owned! The line was probably dismantled around 1933.

The USGS Topographical maps for the Topeka and Oskaloosa regions (30x30, 1894 and subsequent) show the line labeled as the Santa Fe. See also "The People's Railroad" at http://www.kshs.org/publicat/history/2001spring_quastler.pdf

Rock Creek Bridge
Posted July 7, 2008, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Located on 81st Street, on the east edge of Meriden. GPS N39 11.539, W95 33.138

Top photo- Looking East

Next- Looking West

Next- Taken from K-4 bridge looking south. Note abutment on right from a prior bridge. Judging by build date of the Rainbow bridge, possibly a covered bridge?

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