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Hickory Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017


BH Photo #385866



Warren pony truss bridge over Hickory Creek on 10th Road (Abandoned Section)
Neosho County, Kansas, and Labette County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians only
Riveted Warren pony truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.38387, -95.09475   (decimal degrees)
37°23'02" N, 95°05'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/314547/4139516 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McCune NE
Inventory number
BH 72749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • April 9, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 8, 2016: Added by Robert Elder


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


Hickory Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A really nice and rather long Warren pony. Here again we see the unusual center horizontal "member" that is likely just a low-budget guardrail... Or is it?

Hickory Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am anonymous in the previous comment.

Hickory Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Anonymous

This is an interesting little bridge. I would guess that ca. 1915 - 1925 is a good rough estimate for a construction date.

It reminds me a bit of this one, only as a Warren instead of a modified Pratt.


Both of these bridges have a "railing" that is integrated into the verticals.

Hickory Creek Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

This one is in a beautiful spot, looks like locals may still use the bridge actually to get across and avoid the low water crossing during heavy rainfalls. Pretty solid design, concrete slab pony and abutments....neat and a little unusual

Hickory Creek Bridge
Posted July 8, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge does not appear in the KHRI nor NBI databases. Aerial imagery indicates a long-abandoned pony truss that has been bypassed by a low-water crossing. Have a look...