Nick Schmiedeler

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

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

Recent Updates 

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
197th St. Vassar Bridge West (Osage County, Kansas)
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Branch 110 Mile Creek on 197th St.
June 30, 2018: Added
UP - Mud Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
May 27, 2018: New photos
Fourmile Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Fourmile Creek, 1.4 mi. east and 2.2 mi. south of Melrose
April 22, 2018: New photos
Illinois Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Illinois Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 0.1 mi. west of Havana
April 16, 2018: New photos
Big Hill Creek 3600 Rd. Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on a local road, 1.0 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Liberty
April 14, 2018: New photos
MP Deadman Creek (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Deadman Creek on Former MP Railroad
April 14, 2018: New photos
Bridge of Lions (St. Johns County, Florida)
Bascule bridge over Matanzas River (ICWW) on FL A1A in St. Augustine
April 14, 2018: New photo
Grouse Creek Deck Truss Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Grouse Creek on former K-38 just east of the intersection with K-15, north of Dexter
April 13, 2018: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Minor O.2-16.0, 5.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Elgin
April 13, 2018: New photos
Grouse Creek Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Grouse Creek on 256th Road
April 13, 2018: New photo
Chikaskia River Overflow Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Chikaskia River Overflow on W. 10th Avenue (abandoned)
April 13, 2018: New photos
West Branch Whitewater River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Whitewater River, 2.5 mi. west and 1.4 mi. north of Towanda
April 13, 2018: New photos
Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on 3000 Road
April 12, 2018: New photos
Bee Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Bee Creek on Minor Ee.0-10.1, 7.0 mi. north and 2.0 mi. east of Niotaze
April 12, 2018: New photos
Branch Chikaskia River Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
2-span Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over a branch of Chikaskia River, 1.7 mi. west of Argonia
April 11, 2018: New photos
Whitewater River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Whitewater River on a local road, 0.9 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Potwin
April 11, 2018: New photos
Potwin Dry Creek Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Bridge over Dry Creek on Local Road (NW 80th St)
April 11, 2018: New photos
Branch Shoo Fly Creek Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Shoo Fly Creek, 1.2 mi. east of Hunnewell
April 4, 2018: New photo
RTD - South Platte River Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Modern bowstring through truss bridge over South Platte River on Regional Trasportation District
March 19, 2018: New photo
Spring Creek Bridge (Trego County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Spring Creek on North Road
March 19, 2018: New photos
Big Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Five span pony truss over Big Creek on 11th Street in Ellis, Kansas
March 19, 2018: New photos
Jellison Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Warren through truss bridge over Old Channel of Big Creek
March 19, 2018: New photos
UP - Big Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
March 19, 2018: New photos
South Fork Pottawatomie Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over South Fork Pottawatomie Creek in Greeley
March 12, 2018: New photos
Spencer's Crossing Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Pottawatomie Creek, 0.6 mi. west and 0.1 mi. north of Greeley
March 12, 2018: New photos
Cedar Creek-King Rd. Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on King Road (Abandoned)
March 5, 2018: New photos
Douglas Creek Bridge (Rooks County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Douglas Creek, 0.1 mi. south and 2.9 mi. west of Woodston
February 17, 2018: New photos
KYLE - Buros Creek Trestle (Rooks County, Kansas)
Lost pile trestle on former MP RR
February 17, 2018: New photos
Little Oak Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Little Oak Creek, 2.7 mi. west and 3.0 mi. north of Cawker City
February 17, 2018: New photos
Branch Limestone Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.4 mi. west and 4.5 mi. north of Glen Elder
February 17, 2018: New photos
Heizer Bridge (Barton County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Heizer
February 17, 2018: New photos
Carr Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Carr Creek, 1.1 mi. east and 5.0 mi. north of Tipton
February 17, 2018: New photos
Mulberry Creek Bridge (Ellsworth County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Mulberry Creek, 4.5 mi. east and 9.0 mi. north of Carneiro
February 17, 2018: New photos
Brock Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River, 7.5 mi. north of Tipton
February 17, 2018: New photos
Antelope Creek Bridge (Graham County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Antelope Creek, 1.1 mi. north and 2.3 mi. west of Morland
February 17, 2018: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted July 11, 2018

Thanks for filling in const. date and creek info John, couldn't find that in any of my data.

Posted July 4, 2018

my thoughts exactly, Robert, your input is totally worth passing on to museum folks also in my opinion, that 10 year difference is pretty gigantic really....(new plaque time?)....the newspaper article is pretty solid evidence also

Posted July 4, 2018

very nice !!

Posted July 2, 2018

1923 !! Bennett Bridge !! From Coffey County !! Built by KC Bridge Co. !! Donated mid-90's, young staff had no idea where it was originally placed, or if that was the same year it was disassembled from unknown spot...I imagine someone here knows it's original location....neat old 5hing

Posted July 2, 2018

Visited Coffey Co. Museum today, honestly one of the better County museums in Kansas, room after room, amazing....but the bridge....

Posted July 2, 2018

Visited today. Correct photos, correct bridge this time - a monster

Posted July 1, 2018

new (but couple years old) photos correctly posted here that were mistakenly uploaded first onto BNSF Cottonwood River bridge page (also Lyon County, KS)

Posted July 1, 2018

ok, Finally fixing this, transferring all photos and info to BNSF Neosho Rapids bridge page

Posted June 30, 2018

thanks, Tony !!

Nubia Bridge (New York)
Posted May 9, 2018

That thing is incredible, thanks for posting.

Posted April 22, 2018

looks like odd mix of old and older....lattice looks older than this bridge, but way it's attached looks original - neat one that my GPS says is in fact technically in OK, but whatever - on State Line Rd. (aka Treece Rd.), not much traffic here, not much anything here

Posted April 16, 2018

lovely little spot

Posted April 15, 2018

love it !! very nice

Posted April 14, 2018

2nd visit last weekend - little frosty but worth seeing again

Posted April 14, 2018

Very cool spot - old bridge on same line just to east of this obviously removed, but this one pretty solid, rails removed, date-stamped abutments, snowed early AM, warmed up quick, melting as I left