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Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge

Photos 

Deck view

Photos taken June 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109240

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cross Creek on 42nd Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
Location
Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned, but still intact
History
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12354, -95.95246   (decimal degrees)
39°07'25" N, 95°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/244763/4334637 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willard
Inventory number
BH 18529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,049)
Canton Bridge Co. (178)
Have street view (22,568)
Kansas (2,728)
Pin-connected (3,300)
Pony truss (15,080)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Shawnee County, Kansas (68)
Truss (29,545)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 25, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • September 27, 2007: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge
Posted November 9, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I attempted to field visit this bridge on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. The bridge now has a No Trespassing sign in front of it. I don't know if it has been officially deeded back to the landowner. I did not explore any further.

Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge
Posted October 3, 2009, by Tom Dailey (daileyservices [at] qwest [dot] net)

I remember riding across this bridge with my Uncle Henry, when he farmed some land across it, back in the 50's. Over the years, I've watched it become clothed in green, but like good memories, it's STILL THERE.

Tom - Denver

Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge
Posted September 16, 2008, by Max Johnson

After looking at this on google maps, it appears the entire road grade west of the bridge is also abandoned. it is hardly visible on sattlite.