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Neosho River-130th/135th Rd. Bridge


This is a ten panel, pin connected, Parker through truss bridge. The area to the south of the bridge is private property. The road from the north appeared to still be a public road as it was not posted as a private road, nor was it barricaded. The road does not appear to recieve much maintenance however, and would be impassable after rain or snow.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2005


BH Photo #111274



Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 2.4 mi. west of Erie
Neosho County, Kansas
Abandoned with deck removed
Built 1908 by A.M. Blodgett
- A.M. Blodgett of Kansas City, Missouri
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.56117, -95.29564   (decimal degrees)
37°33'40" N, 95°17'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/297239/4159604 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
Inventory numbers
KS 000671041606360 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2012)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 6, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status description - at last check, the bridge was abandoned, not lost.
  • October 19, 2010: New photo from Eric Root
  • March 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Builder. Bridge is eligible for the NRHP.
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added GPS Coordinates.
  • June 21, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories.
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 5, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Neosho River-130th/135th Rd. Bridge
Posted October 6, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

STILL EXTANT !! 1st visit today - thing is a bruiser, why bother with it at this point? Gorgeous old thing

Neosho River Bridge
Posted December 14, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just edited the status of this bridge which was listed as lost. The bridge was extant in 2005, and to the best of my knowledge remains extant.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted October 19, 2010, by Tom Sevart (n2uhc [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Looks like the Neosho River flows with a lot more water since 1930.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted December 16, 2008, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I see the bridge is still being used to carry a pipe.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted August 25, 2008, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

WOW, great postcard. It shows that the bridge has not been altered much in the years since, with the exception of the removal of the floor.

Neosho River Bridge
Posted August 23, 2008, by Steve Goodwin (smgoodwin [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a postcard sent in 1930 of the Neosho River Bridge by my great great aunt on a visit to her old stomping grounds in Neosho Co.