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Hatch Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Ron Reber


BH Photo #459983


Street View 


Steel stringer bridge over Hatch Creek on Minor Col 87
Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Built 1920; demolished 2019
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 51.5 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.82608, -95.99646   (decimal degrees)
38°49'34" N, 95°59'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/239871/4301743 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000990963204620 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 87176 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (14,823)
Built 1920 (989)
Built during 1920s (9,688)
Continuous (2,358)
Have street view (25,985)
Kansas (3,153)
Lost (23,130)
Lost 2019 (91)
Lost during 2010s (3,000)
Owned by county (20,254)
Span length under 25 feet (6,643)
Steel stringer (5,794)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,069)
Wabaunsee County, Kansas (41)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2019: New Street View added by Mike Kerkau
  • November 11, 2019: Updated by Mike Kerkau: Updated status per newly-posted pictures
  • November 11, 2019: New photos from Ron Reber


  • Ron Reber
  • Mike Kerkau - mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com


Hatch Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nice picture,Nick.I am always interested in old rail cars along with bridges being reused for other purposes.At least they're not being scrapped.

Hatch Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

George - ran into this just north of Lawrence, KS the other day, a barn built around 2 old boxcars.....not bridge related of course, just sharing the idea of what you had mentioned

Hatch Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I just noticed something.If you look at the building in the field near the bridge it looks like someone took a railroad boxcar and set it on the ground and connected it to the building behind it.If this is so it was a great idea.

Hatch Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Holy *beep*, surprising rural Kansas StreetView strikes again.

Granted, it's from 2007, but that's better than nothing as far as how it did look.

Hatch Creek Bridge
Posted November 11, 2019, by Ron Reber

Well, too late again.