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Tributary of Neosho River Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017


BH Photo #385886


Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Neosho River on Tadpole Rd
Woodson County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1920
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 9.8 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.02278, -95.60083   (decimal degrees)
38°01'22" N, 95°36'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/271705/4211535 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Neosho Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 001041007505723 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Sufficiency rating: 37.1 (out of 100)
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Arch (12,727)
Built 1920 (1,055)
Built during 1920s (10,324)
Deck arch (11,954)
Kansas (3,276)
Open (41,201)
Owned by county (21,710)
Span length under 25 feet (7,133)
Stone arch (3,309)
Structurally deficient (12,761)
Total length under 25 feet (2,610)
Woodson County, Kansas (16)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 14, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added road name
  • January 13, 2011: Added by J.P.



Tributary of Neosho River Bridge
Posted April 10, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Yes, that "touch-up" does seem to ruin about 1/3 of the aesthetic...would love to visit at a lower water-flow time, I imagine it's even more dramatic...not sure will ever make it back to this spot however, as mentioned, very rural and got one of those looks from a local in a truck passing by like "you have to be lost....need directions?".

Tributary of Neosho River Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another example of why I wish road crews in counties with stone arches kept a Mason on the payroll! We have many nice ones in SE Indiana that have been devalued by a crappy concrete "Slop-job".

Tributary of Neosho River Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Another great find! It does look rather remote. It is one of a very small number of historic bridges left in Woodson County.

Tributary of Neosho River Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Long haul to this one navigating many dead-end roads in the area, and got to travel through #1-voted KS ghost town - nearby Neosho Falls.....cute little double stone arch with high waters passing through at time of photo