Nick Schmiedeler

Recent Updates 

Eminence Bridge (Shannon County, Missouri)
Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Jacks Fork on MO 19 at Eminence
July 9, 2017: New photos
Big Creek MO 17 Bridge (Texas County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Big Creek on MO 17
July 9, 2017: New photos
Black Vermillion River Minor 24.1-U.0 Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Black Vermillion River on Tumbleweed Road, 1.5 mi. west of Vliets
July 6, 2017: New photos
Kearney Branch Irish Creek-Zenith Rd. Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Kearney Branch, 2.0 mi. north and 1.3 mi. west of Lillis
July 6, 2017: New photos
Robidoux Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Robidoux Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Winifred
July 6, 2017: New photos
Ackerman Creek-Tumbleweed Rd. Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Ackerman Creek on Tumbleweed Road, 1.5 mi. west of Vliets
July 6, 2017: New photos
Branch Black Vermillion River-Utah Rd. Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Black Vermillion River, 1.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Vermillion
July 6, 2017: New photos
Black Vermillion River Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Lpst pony truss bridge over Black Vermillion River, 0.5 mi. south and 1.5 mi. east of Vermillion
July 6, 2017: New photo
Peats Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Peats Creek on 6th Road, 0.6 mi. west and 1.5 mi. north of Palmer
July 6, 2017: New photos
East Branch Parsons Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over E. Branch Parsons Creek on 7th Road, 2.5 mi. north and 4.9 mi. west of Palmer
July 6, 2017: New photos
North Fork Mill Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over N. Fork Mill Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 3.0 mi. east of Munden
July 5, 2017: New photos
Salt Creek-Marble Rd. Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 1.0 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Belleville
July 5, 2017: New photos
West Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Beadstead pony truss bridge over West Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 1.2 mi. east of Rydal
July 5, 2017: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 3.0 mi. west of Republic
July 5, 2017: New photo
Spring Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 1.2 mi. north and 5.0 mi. west of Republic
July 5, 2017: New photos
Dry Creek-J Road Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Dry Creek, 6.0 mi. north of Scandia
July 5, 2017: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 1.2 mi. north and 5.0 mi. west of Republic
July 4, 2017: New photo
Barnes Kingpost Truss (Washington County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge
July 4, 2017: New photos
Spring Creek-Jayhawk Rd. Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, Northwest of Home City on abandoned section of Jayhawk Road.
July 4, 2017: New photos
Little Shoal Creek Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge overLittle Shoal Creek Shoal Creek on N Birmingham Rd
May 17, 2017: New photos
Miller's Hollow Creek Frisco Trestle (Cass County, Missouri)
Abandoned stringer bridge over Miller's Hollow Creek on Former Frisco RR
May 7, 2017: New photos
Deer Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Deer Creek on Stanley Road, 6.0 mi. east of Forbes Field
May 7, 2017: New photos
Johnstown Bridge (Bates County, Missouri)
Lost pony truss bridge over North Deepwater Creek on 6484 Road
May 7, 2017: New photos
Branch Peters Creek Bridge (Doniphan County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Peters Creek on Mineral Point Road, 0.5 mi. east and 1.8 mi. north of Troy
April 27, 2017: New photos
Delaware River Bridge (Brown County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Delaware River on Coyote Road, 0.5 mi. east and 4.1 mi. south of Fairview
April 27, 2017: New photos
170th Road Bridge (Brown County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Gregg Creek on 170 Road
April 27, 2017: New photos
Grasshopper Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Grasshopper Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 0.6 mi. west of Muscotah
April 27, 2017: New photos
Branch Stranger Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Stranger Creek, 1.7 mi. south and 1.9 mi. east of Effingham
April 27, 2017: New photos
Stranger Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek
April 27, 2017: New photos
Stranger Creek Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Stranger Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. east of Farmington
April 27, 2017: New photos
RS 23 Bridge (Atchison County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 0.3 mi. east of Cummings
April 27, 2017: New photo
Salt Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Salt Creek, 2.0 mi. east and 0.2 mi. north of Lyndon
April 12, 2017: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Frog Creek, 2.9 mi. south of Olivet
April 12, 2017: New photos
Railroad Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over Railroad on Minor Col 171
April 12, 2017: New photos
Fall River Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fall River on Minor Col, 2.6 mi. north and 2.4 mi. west of Fall River
April 12, 2017: New photos
Brush Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Brush Creek, 0.9 mi. south of Coyville
April 12, 2017: New photos
Carlisle Road Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Verdigris River on Carlisle Road
April 12, 2017: New photos
Mute Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Mute Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 1.2 mi. east of Osage City
April 12, 2017: New photos
110 Mile Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over 110 Mile Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Vassar
April 12, 2017: New photos
Tributary of Neosho River Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Neosho River on Tadpole Rd
April 9, 2017: New photos
Hickory Creek Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss bridge over Hickory Creek on 10th Road (Abandoned Section)
April 9, 2017: New photos
Twiss Creek 215th Rd. Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Abandoned slab bridge over Twiss Creek on 215th St.
April 3, 2017: Added
Doyle Creek Tributary Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Abandoned queenpost pony truss bridge over Doyle Creek Tributary
April 3, 2017: New photos
Cottonwood River-Quail Creek Road Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on former Quail Creek Road
April 2, 2017: New photos
Cottonwood River-Bellefontaine Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Cottonwood River
April 2, 2017: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Concrete pony arch bridge over Clear Creek, 0.6 mi. north of Marion
April 2, 2017: New photos
Haun Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Haun Creek, 3.0 mi. north and 1.7 mi. west of Wilsey
April 2, 2017: New photos
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Old Crawford Road Overpass (Osage County, Kansas)
Bridge over Former alignment of Crawford Rd on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former MoPac railroad)
April 2, 2017: New photos
Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Dragoon Creek on E 205th St (Formerly US 75)
April 2, 2017: New photos
West Joseph Street Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Bridge over Diamond Creek on West Joseph Street (NW 80th St)
April 1, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted July 6, 2017

Great old thing, although, little doubtful whether this should be "open" for traffic because the day I visited, you could hear the planking bouncing around under the tires as I drove across, a bit precarious.....

Posted July 6, 2017

Oh this one is great....still open and all but hidden by thick jungle forest cover, on a nice curve....beauty worth a visit

Posted July 6, 2017

Found the supports for this one in it's pinned location. Looks long-gone.

Posted July 6, 2017

Solid pony just west of tiny town Vliets.

Posted July 6, 2017

Bit of a sketchy pony but still open....holes in the timbers, horizontals a little banged up. Lots of character.

Posted July 6, 2017

This one has sadly been recently replaced

Posted July 6, 2017

This little guy still open. Just W of Hiway 15 between Linn and Palmer.

Posted July 6, 2017

I'm sure this was a neat one at some point, now abandoned and derelict, quite solid except for the missing decking, pretty spot.

Posted July 5, 2017

This one is really unbelievable, easily my favorite of this long weekend trip in which I was able to spot 18 old bridges. Huge elevation over the creek, barely hanging on, wish there was a way to get a tour group of all ages down to this one, really lovely area

Posted July 5, 2017

Found it....long walk down very old closed public road - tree damage and some rot but fun elevation over creek, great survivor just a few blocks from thriving metropolis of Belleville

Posted July 5, 2017

And it is another one obviously in this region that needs it's official status changed from "open" to "closed" if that is an easy step?

Posted July 5, 2017

This one in fact is still existing, it is a funky design and cobbled together but overall pretty solid, neat little bedstead, lots of vocal and interested cows nearby this one also

Posted July 5, 2017

This one has in fact been replaced by a culvert, looks like recently, opens up both ends of the road though which may have been a key issue in it's demise creating necessary through traffic

Posted July 5, 2017

Made a little mistake on this one, there is three Spring Creek bridges in the area, I had mixed up the photos previously, these are the correct photos now for each.... apologies. Just to clarify this one does in fact exist and is blocked off at the moment either for repairs or for replacement - plaque on end of bridge looks as if removed, lots of interested cattle just next to this bridge. Neat oooooold pony.

Posted July 5, 2017

This one a little tough to get to, but old overgrown public roads always make the journey a little easier....pretty jungley spot, couldnt get underneath or to the side very well