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Little Soldier Creek Bridge


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Pony truss bridge over Little Soldier Creek on NW 94th Street, 2.3 mi. west and 8.7 mi. north of US 24
Shawnee County, Kansas
Replaced by a new bridge in 2017.
Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1965; replaced 2017.
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 132.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21650, -95.75922   (decimal degrees)
39°12'59" N, 95°45'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/261785/4344430 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000890987704080 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)


Built during 1930s (10,690)
Have street view (22,564)
Kansas (2,728)
Lost (18,933)
Lost 2017 (110)
Lost during 2010s (2,077)
Owned by county (18,920)
Pony truss (15,080)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Shawnee County, Kansas (68)
Skewed (4,714)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,880)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,306)
Truss (29,543)

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2017: Updated by Aaron Hall: The bridge was removed in 2017 and a new bridge is being built.
  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • October 15, 2015: New Street View added by Don Morrison


  • Don Morrison
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • KHRI - Kansas Historical Resources Inventory.
  • Aaron Hall - ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net


Little Soldier Creek Bridge
Posted May 29, 2017, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

I visited the site today. The old bridge is gone and the new concrete bridge is well along into being built.

Little Soldier Creek Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is/was an interesting bridge - it was an uncommon hybrid between a Pratt and Warren. It was documented by KSHS ca. 2016, likely due to its impending demise.

Little Soldier Creek Bridge likely to be replaced
Posted October 15, 2015, by Aaron Hall (ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net)

This bridge will likely be replaced in the next year. From the Topeka Capital-Journal: http://cjonline.com/news/2015-10-13/shawnee-county-consider-...

"A 2014 report listed the bridge as fracture critical, structurally deficient and obsolete, according to a memo Thomas Flanagan, deputy director of public works, sent the commission. About 80 percent, or $672,000, of the $876,452 cost to replace the bridge will be funded through a Kansas Department of Transportation grant. The remaining $212,662 will be paid through the 2004 countywide half-cent sales tax, and about 5 percent will come from Jackson County because the road runs along the county line."