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South Wea Creek Bridge


This is the location given in the KHRI number 121-0000-00207.

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Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over South Wea Creek on Local Rd. U.5-21.7 (Antioch Rd)
Miami County, Kansas
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1981
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70466, -94.68612   (decimal degrees)
38°42'17" N, 94°41'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/353386/4285352 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 15 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 31 and 36
Inventory number
BH 73092 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Bowstring pony truss (353)
Bowstring truss (682)
Kansas (3,271)
Lost (29,105)
Lost 1981 (109)
Lost during 1980s (1,548)
Miami County, Kansas (79)
Owned by county (21,657)
Pony truss (17,082)
Replaced by new bridge (19,787)
Truss (35,972)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2016: Added by Clark Vance

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South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, it is the last known remaining Bowstring in the world built by this company.

South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This one was replaced 1981 so probably the second. Glad they kept the one.

South Wea Creek Bridge
Posted August 7, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for adding this one. In 1870, a Buckeye Bridge Works triple span Bowstring pony was built over Bull Creek near Paola. Later, the three spans were reused in three locations in Miami County. This was one of those three spans.

One span ended up on the grounds of the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka where it carries a nature trail.

A second span continued to carry traffic until it was replaced sometime after about 1980.

The third span was apparently transferred to a private owner as it was on a dead end road. The owner demolished it in 2008.