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Shunganunga Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2016


BH Photo #372397



Pony truss bridge over Shunganunga Creek on Clay Street
Ashland, Shawnee County, Kansas
Removed but not replaced
Built ca. 1928; Removed sometime after 1992
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 118.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02859, -95.69153   (decimal degrees)
39°01'43" N, 95°41'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267011/4323397 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 41176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1990)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Topeka, Kansas"
  • December 9, 2016: New photo from Neil Krout
  • December 8, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added GPS, city, and estimated removal date
  • December 8, 2016: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Changed Status per field visit by Nick
  • December 8, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler


  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Luke
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com


Shunganunga Creek Bridge
Posted December 9, 2016, by Anonymous

Its trips like THIS whether or not a treasure at the end that probably got you nominated ! Congratulations!

Shunganunga Creek Bridge
Posted December 8, 2016, by Anonymous

Map pin?

Shunganunga Creek Bridge
Posted December 8, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Quick field visit today proves what many have known for a long time, satellite view backs it up also, this bridge was removed long ago, photos showing views from north and south side of creek.

Shunganunga Creek Bridge
Posted December 23, 2009, by Dylan Edwards (dedwards29 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge has been tore down years ago.