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Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge


Deck view

Photos taken June 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109240


Street View 


Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cross Creek on 42nd Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
Shawnee County, Kansas
Removed, early 2021
Built by the Canton Bridge Co.
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
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:
Inventory number
BH 18529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Canton Bridge Co. (207)
Have street view (27,997)
Kansas (3,260)
Lost (27,337)
Lost 2021 (92)
Lost during 2020s (237)
Pin-connected (4,367)
Pony truss (16,802)
Pratt pony truss (3,864)
Pratt truss (10,010)
Shawnee County, Kansas (89)
Truss (34,677)

Update Log 

  • May 15, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • 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


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


Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Sad. Looked to be in good shape.

Cross Creek 42nd Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

This one has recently been removed....bummer

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.