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Fivemile Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2017

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BH Photo #400197

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Fivemile Creek
Location
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29385, -94.90682   (decimal degrees)
39°17'38" N, 94°54'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/335564/4351119 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76383 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 1, 2017: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted August 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for trudging out there. It looked pretty neat from aerial imagery.

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted August 19, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Bit disappointing, slightly similar to this one in Wyandotte Co., this is no more than a pipe-hanger bridge https://bridgehunter.com/ks/wyandotte/bh45080/ . Although there are signs of a timber bridge being in this spot at one time, currently there is only the pipe/garbage dam. Possible there is a low-water paved crossing under the muck which may have been visible at one time via satellite

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted April 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good catch. I suspect that this is a plate girder, but I don't know for sure.

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted April 5, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The 1951 topo shows a rail spur running north from here to join the MoPac line running along the river.

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted April 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

After a careful review of aerial imagery, I still can't tell for sure what we have here. It appears to be roughly 50 - 60 feet in length, although it could be as long as 70 feet, depending on how much of it is hiding in the trees.

Fivemile Creek Bridge
Posted April 1, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one is a true mystery. There is an old bridge of some sort over Fivemile Creek. It may be plate girder, slab, or perhaps a small pony truss.