Rating:
3 votes

Dragoon Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2016

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BH Photo #369347

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Dragoon Creek on Fairlawn Road (Abandoned)
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.69384, -95.74662   (decimal degrees)
38°41'38" N, 95°44'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/261124/4286383 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,028)
Kansas (2,705)
Osage County, Kansas (40)
Pin-connected (3,225)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 6, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 2, 2016: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted November 6, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks for bushwacking through! Bridge Hunter of the Year...........

Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted November 6, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Brutal trip to get there though from public land to south - unbelievable weeds and forested area

Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted November 6, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Another fun and unphotographed find on Saturday with my buddy Wayne, really a beautiful old great piece of Kansas history, private property to the north old overgrown public road to the south

Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just discovered this one via aerial imagery. Google Maps has some good winter imagery, so one can get a decent look. Bing is not as helpful in this instance.

The main span is clearly a 6 panel Pratt through truss with a length of roughly 100 feet. In addition, there appears to be a pony truss on the south approach. The bridge is lightweight, so I would guess that it is probably pre-1920.

As I mentioned in the previous comment, the bridge may be private, so I will see about obtaining permission for a field visit. Of course, if someone else gets landowner permission first, more power to them.

Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted September 2, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another truss bridge is rusting in peace. This one may be on private property.