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Muddy Creek Bridge



Lost pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 1.5 mi. east of Woodlawn
Nemaha County, Kansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75446, -95.83641   (decimal degrees)
39°45'16" N, 95°50'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/257001/4404353 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000660979503340 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)


Built during 1910s (8,806)
Kansas (2,731)
Lost (18,950)
Nemaha County, Kansas (110)
One-lane traffic (7,434)
Owned by county (18,928)
Pony truss (15,088)
Replaced by new bridge (12,574)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,740)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,002)
Truss (29,557)
Wooden deck (5,873)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Lost.
  • October 31, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted the location. Bridge is not located in a cornfield.


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


Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

For what? Where in the middle of nowhere are those reported 10 cars a day actually going???

Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted July 22, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, it survived for a while, but now this dirt road is sporting a bright shiny UCEB.

Muddy Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is on a dead-end road. I think I see a truss. Perhaps it survived the local bridge mass-disappearance event.