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Crooked Creek Bridge


A six panel, riveted Pratt through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004


BH Photo #110939


Street View 


Lost Through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 202, 4.5 mi. east of Nortonville
Jefferson County, Kansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2017
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41199, -95.24463   (decimal degrees)
39°24'43" N, 95°14'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/306755/4364900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000441043503805 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17815 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 24.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "6-panel truss" & "A-frame portal"
  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 18, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is too bad. I knew that it was doomed because of the KHRI update.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

2017 - this old beauty has been replaced with something QUITE less interesting.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of 2016, this bridge was still in place as seen on the distant Streetview imagery.