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Springdale Covered Bridge 16-52-01x


Historic American Buildings Survey Douglas Mccleery, Photographer June 1958 Exterior View: South-East

Photo taken by Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129412


1954 Leavenworth County highway map shows covered bridge at this location.

http://lostbridges.org/details.aspx?id=KS/16-52-01x&loc=n gives date of loss to fire.


Lost covered bridge over Stranger Creek near Springdale
Leavenworth County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built ca. 1859; rehabilitated 1946; struck by lightning and burned 1958
Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 119.2 ft.
Total length: 219.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27838, -95.10047   (decimal degrees)
39°16'42" N, 95°06'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/318823/4349772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 16-52-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 17933 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 7, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • July 7, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Destroyed by fire"
  • December 26, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Loss details and link
  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn



Springdale Covered Bridge 16-52-01x
Posted October 20, 2015, by Dick Harrison (Holualoaharrison [at] aol [dot] com)

My parents had three or four 35mm colored slide photos of this old bridge, one of them with me on it when I was five years old wearing my brand new roller skates. The photos were taken on July 5th in 1947 and I think the bridge had just been restored, because it was freshly painted and bright red. My parents passed away four years ago and my brother and I have searched for those lost slides, but still haven't found them. Hopefully, someday, I will be able to post them on this site.