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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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
KS 000660979503340 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.9 (out of 100)
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Built during 1910s (9,258)
Kansas (3,085)
Lost (22,454)
Nemaha County, Kansas (110)
One-lane traffic (7,538)
Owned by county (20,098)
Pony truss (15,729)
Replaced by new bridge (14,998)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,022)
Structurally deficient (15,717)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,380)
Truss (31,313)
Wooden deck (6,001)

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.