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MP - Deadman Creek


MP Deadman Creek Bridge

Photo taken from Google Earth Historical View


BH Photo #387274



Deck truss bridge over Deadman Creek on Former MP Railroad
Montgomery County, Kansas
Intact but closed to all traffic
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
Deck plate girder
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.04706, -95.73019   (decimal degrees)
37°02'49" N, 95°43'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/257203/4103579 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffeyville West
Land survey
T. 34 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 35
764 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 76600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "American Bridge Co."
  • April 14, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 16, 2017: Added by Kelly McClanahan



MP Deadman Creek
Posted April 14, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Very cool spot - old bridge on same line just to east of this obviously removed, but this one pretty solid, rails removed, date-stamped abutments, snowed early AM, warmed up quick, melting as I left

MP Deadman Creek
Posted October 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi John:

I just sent you an e-mail about bridges in the area. I seriously doubt that this is a deck truss. I suspect that it is either a girder or a timber stringer.

MP Deadman Creek
Posted October 24, 2017, by John Marvig

Is this bridge truely a deck truss? It appears to be a deck girder to me.

MP Deadman Creek
Posted April 16, 2017, by Kelly McClanahan

I have been tracing old rail lines, came across this one. One thing I have noticed, though there are a lot of "lost" rail road bridges out there. No since to list them all, but if I find a bridge intact, why not post it.