Nick Schmiedeler

About Me 

Email: nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
Website: nickschmiedeler.com

Kansas. I like Kansas bridges. Abandoned or unknown status, please.

Recent Updates 

Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Kirwin
September 20, 2018: New photo
Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Lost queenpost pony truss bridge over a branch of North Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Speed
September 20, 2018: New photo
Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 5.0 mi. east of Phillipsburg
September 19, 2018: New photos
Branch N. Fork Solomon Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a Cactus Creek, 0.5 mi. west of Logan
September 18, 2018: New photos
North Fork Solomon River Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over N. Fork Solomon River, 4.0 mi. east of Lenora
September 18, 2018: New photo
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek, 1.0 mi. east and 2.7 mi. south of Mankato
September 18, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on BNSF
September 18, 2018: Added
Salt Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Salt Creek
September 18, 2018: Added
Lyon Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lyon Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 1.7 mi. east of Ramona
September 6, 2018: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 1.9 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Lincolnville
September 6, 2018: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 1.9 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Lincolnville
September 6, 2018: New photos
Alta Vista Overpass (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Wooden bridge over Rock Island Railroad on A Avenue at Alta Vista
September 6, 2018: New photos
Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
August 30, 2018: New photos
Jack Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Jack Creek, 1.5 mi. south of Woodruff
August 30, 2018: New photos
Walnut River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Walnut River, 0.7 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Douglass
August 29, 2018: New photos
White Rock Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over White Rock Creek on Minor V.1-28, 0.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Lovewell
August 29, 2018: New photos
Cottonwood Falls Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Three-span concrete arch bridge over Cottonwood River in Cottonwood Falls
August 28, 2018: New photos
Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 6.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Mankato
August 28, 2018: New photos
Locust Creek Covered Bridge 25-58-01 (Linn County, Missouri)
Covered bridge over the old channel of Locust Creek between Laclede and Meadville off US 36
August 28, 2018: New photos
Local Branch Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Local Branch, 2.0 mi. east and 3.5 mi. north of Randall
August 21, 2018: New photos
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.9 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Randall
August 20, 2018: New photos
Peats Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Peats Creek on Liberty Rd (M-27.8 290), 0.2 mi. west and 1.2 mi. south of Palmer
August 20, 2018: New photos
Turkey Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek on COLL 7444 in Naponee
August 20, 2018: New photos
Turkey Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Nebraska)
Truss bridge over Turkey Creek on Spur S31C
August 20, 2018: New photo
Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Long Island
August 20, 2018: New photo
Randolph Bridge (Riley County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Big Blue River/Tuttle Creek Reservoir on K-16
August 18, 2018: New photos
La Russell Bridge (Lawrence County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Spring River on CR 1000, northeast of La Russell
August 13, 2018: New photo
La Russell Bridge (Lawrence County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Spring River on CR 1000, northeast of La Russell
August 12, 2018: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Smith Center
August 8, 2018: New photo
Limestone Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.5 mi. west and 4.5 mi. north of Glen Elder
August 7, 2018: New photos
Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 3.0 mi. north and 4.0 mi. east of Long Island
August 5, 2018: New photo
Jake's Branch Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Middle Creek, 8.3 mi. south and 2.0 mi. west of Louisburg
July 22, 2018: New photos
Baxter Springs Heritage Center Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Branch of Spring River on Footpath
July 22, 2018: New photos
KO&G Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of Spring River on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf RW
July 22, 2018: New photos
SWM - Spring River Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Spring River on Southwest Missouri Electric Railway
July 22, 2018: New photos
87th St. Kansas River View Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Unnamed Creek
July 11, 2018: New photo
BNSF Cross Creek Masonry Arch (Johnson County, Kansas)
Brick arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on BNSF Railway
July 10, 2018: Added
87th St. Kansas River View Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Unnamed Creek
July 10, 2018: Added
Unnamed Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed Creeek
July 6, 2018: Added
Fruita Bridge (Mesa County, Colorado)
Three-span through truss bridge over Colorado River on 17-1/2 Road at Fruita
July 5, 2018: New photo
Lebo Creek Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lebo Creek on 19th Ln
July 4, 2018: New photo
Coffey County Historical Museum Truss Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge on Boardwalk
July 2, 2018: New photos
Lebo Creek Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lebo Creek on 19th Ln
July 2, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Parker through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad
July 2, 2018: New photos
Homer Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Homer Creek, 3.5 mi. west and 3.2 mi. north of Neal
July 2, 2018: New photos
Honey Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Honey Creek, 2.5 mi. east of Climax
July 2, 2018: New photos
North Branch Otter Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Preserved three-span stone arch bridge over North Branch Otter Creek, 3.8 mi. north of Piedmont
July 2, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Neosho Rapids Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River on BNSF Railway
July 1, 2018: New photos
BNSF Captain Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Captain Creek on BNSF
June 30, 2018: Added
197th St. Vassar Bridge East (Osage County, Kansas)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Branch 110 Mile Creek Bridge on 197th St.
June 30, 2018: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted September 20, 2018

This one is currently in the process of being replaced. Another one bites the dust.

Posted September 20, 2018

VERY sad to say this queenpost has been replaced by....wth ya call this mess

Posted September 19, 2018

On further satellite inspection, there is a short-length wooden train bridge to the south and east of the camp-approach road in the middle of that field over the creek on an old line that looks like it would have curved to the north and west and connected to the giant wooden tussle that still remains in shambles (see photos)

Posted September 19, 2018

This one pretty dang remote considering close to a decent size town - looks older than 1910, tall sucker, solid

Posted September 18, 2018

This one is recently replaced

Posted September 18, 2018

Drove all around this property - it is a camp, with 2 small fairly-recrntly-made creek crossing bridges, and the shambles of a very old and gigantic wooden RR bridge which shows up on satellite very much looking like a pony of some sort, but is not. If this is not the Unnamed Creek Bridge correctly assigned to this listing I am not exactly sure where on this property it might be

Posted September 18, 2018

Thanks, Art !!

Posted September 8, 2018

Thanks

Posted September 6, 2018

Nice one. 7' tall. Very remote.

Posted September 6, 2018

....and some signs of repairs over the years, and disrepairs - few blocks fallen/washed down creek

Posted September 6, 2018

Glad noone gave up on this one.....there is an unmapped road "Wagon Wheel" that is in fact still open running on W side of creek, right behind local K-12 Centre School (not "Center") all the way N to bridge and beyond, way too muddy today to drive it (especially with my old camp trailer attached, so walked it, and a first for me at least, an engraved keystone - 1887 indeed. Where this road goes, have no clue, love all these mystery roads

Posted September 5, 2018

Wo!! Love it

Posted September 5, 2018

Possible to change status on this one to "replaced"? Thanks!!

Posted September 5, 2018

Dana and Kay - Love that old photo thank you for posting. Curious about your pinned location, thinking the Smoky Hill River was the body of water that bridge crossed which is south of your pin, or there was a leg of the River that ran that far north way back late 19th century/earliest 20th century when that bridge was built, just curious, love to go investigate

Posted September 2, 2018

Repeat listing for "Bee Creek Bridge" in same county