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Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017

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BH Photo #398799

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on 3000 Road
Location
Montgomery County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
2-panel Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.12274, -95.59600   (decimal degrees)
37°07'22" N, 95°35'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/269368/4111642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffeyville East
Inventory number
BH 71163 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,053)
Kansas (2,728)
Montgomery County, Kansas (54)
Pony truss (15,083)
Truss (29,548)
Warren pony truss (2,956)
Warren truss (5,825)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 30, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 29, 2016: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

totally agree.....pontists gotta pont though, right? haha...

Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by John Marvig

I would agree with Robert. Winter is my preference, even if it is horribly cold. There's something better about photos with snow on the ground and a crystal blue sky.

Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This thing really is overgrown. I have to admit I do like bridge hunting in the winter if there's not too much snow on the ground. At least in Kansas, you can see our overgrown bridges in the winter.

This bridge really illustrates why I have been so concerned about the condition of our bridges in Kansas. The greenery growing on this bridge makes for some cool photographs but plants and trees can really put a bridge in danger.

Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A small Warren pony that has been transformed into a trellis!

Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

reason #57 that a damp, hot summer is not the best time to go looking for bridges....it's a closed little pony nearly indiscernible in the tall weeds, glad to have found it and know that it still exists but could barely be viewed at all in early July