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Frye Bridge



Lost through truss bridge over Soldier Creek on Landon Road, 2.3 mi. north and 3.2 mi. west of US 75
Shawnee County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built 1925; replaced 2004
Riveted Baltimore through truss
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 133.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11733, -95.78086   (decimal degrees)
39°07'02" N, 95°46'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/259579/4333479 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Silver Lake
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
KS 000890987004209 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18551 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 9, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Name


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


Soldier Creek Bridge
Posted June 9, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

In addition to being eligible for The National Register of Historic Places, this bridge was also on the Register of Historic Kansas Places.

A photo can be viewed at http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/search.php?pa...

The bridge was also considered to have a high potential for preservation in 2002, only two years before it was replaced.

Clearly, the bridge has been replaced by a new structure. I have not visited this site, so I do not know if the old bridge was demolished or if the new bridge was constructed next to the old bridge, leaving the original span in place.