10 votes

Cedar Creek Bridge


Out in the woods

View from the SW

Photo taken by Clark Vance in January 2011


BH Photo #192027



2016 visit, sits on southwest corner just off a nature path of zillion-dollar-homes development called Cedar Creek

Play video


The 1976 Johnson County highway map shows this bridge in use and does not show the residential lake to the east. By 1982 the area had been annexed by Olathe and the county map no longer shows the roads in the city limits.


Pratt through truss bridge over Cedar Creek on abandoned section of W. 107th Street
Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Closed to all traffic
Six panel? Pratt-through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93617, -94.90884   (decimal degrees)
38°56'10" N, 94°54'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/334555/4311425 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
De Soto
Inventory number
BH 45448 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


6-panel truss (655)
A-frame portal (426)
Closed (2,695)
Johnson County, Kansas (47)
Kansas (3,214)
Lattice Railing (222)
Olathe, Kansas (4)
Pin-connected (3,967)
Pratt through truss (5,492)
Pratt truss (9,446)
Through truss (15,354)
Truss (33,257)
Wooden deck (6,100)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2021: New video from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 22, 2018: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 21, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added categories "A-frame portal", "Lattice Railing", "6-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck"
  • January 21, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 2, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added description info
  • January 10, 2011: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 4, 2010: Added by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Just posted a clip from 2016 visit to this one with friend Charlie


Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted December 13, 2020, by Ben Prusia (benprusia [at] gmail [dot] com)

I can confirm that there was one fully intact pony truss bridge laying in a field just immediately west of the dam for the lake. There was also another pony truss bridge to the north along an old road alignment. Both are gone. Iíll try to find some pictures I took when I went here in 2004.

107th Street (abandoned) Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Did not see collection of trusses in a field you spoke of on our 2nd visit today, but will keep looking... bridge now chained off w/ NO TRESPASSING signs on bridge, also some planks missing/rotted away

107th Street (abandoned) Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted June 12, 2017, by Anonymous

I had heard a rumor that there used to be several truss bridges parked in a field somewhere in this area. Is there any truth to this rumor? Did they all get demolished? Is the rumor just an urban legend? I can't see any indication of a truss graveyard on google maps or bing maps, so I have my doubts that there is a bridge jackpot around here...but...one can hope...

107th Street (abandoned) Creek Bridge
Posted June 4, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have never seen this bridge, but I just discovered this unexpectedly extant bridge via Bing Maps Bird's Eye.