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Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken June 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109246

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Derelict through truss bridge over Cross Creek on 46th Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
Location
Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Derelict with deck missing
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12968, -95.95492   (decimal degrees)
39°07'47" N, 95°57'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/244573/4335325 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rossville
Inventory number
BH 18530 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

5-panel truss (451)
Abandoned (3,028)
Kansas (2,705)
Pin-connected (3,225)
Pratt through truss (4,595)
Pratt truss (8,008)
Shawnee County, Kansas (65)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,445)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: New photo from Kevin Skow
  • January 8, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 22, 2016: New photos from Robert Elder
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • September 27, 2007: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, thank you. I have tried to do my best. It is good to have you and others on here as well though. I greatly appreciate the contributions from those who live in areas that I have not visited.

I have been told so many times by so many people, "there are no historic bridges in Kansas". That is when I realized that I needed to grab my camera and document bridges in an attempt to raise awareness of the bridges in my backyard. Nearly losing the John Mack Bridge to the wrecking ball drove home the point even further. Losing the Columbia Bridge to a collapse greatly increased my motivation to advocate for bridges, instead of just photographing them.

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks Robert! While we are are passing out awesomes one for you too! WOW! You're awesome dude!

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge in the postcard is an interesting find. It is not the same bridge as this one because it has 2 extra panels. This bridge has five panels whereas the one of the postcard has seven. Perhaps the one in the postcard was located near where Highway 24 crosses Cross Creek. This would be closer to the downtown area of Rossville.

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

James, Robert, Nick. Could attached be this bridge? 1910 postcard

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted November 22, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have just added three new images. I can't say that these are the best photographs that I have taken, but hopefully they will give the viewers a better idea of the design and the condition of the bridge.

Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge
Posted November 9, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I field visited this bridge on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. It is still standing, but it is in danger of collapse. Photos to come.