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 

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
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

Recent Comments 

Posted August 21, 2018

Bridge is in the town of Naponee, 1 mile south of 136

Posted August 20, 2018

Very pretty survivor this one

Posted August 20, 2018

Polygonal Warren....love these monsters

Posted August 20, 2018

2 ton....make that 20 ton !!

Posted August 20, 2018

Thanks for moving pin.

Posted August 20, 2018

Pin placed in parking area of a grain silo....needs to be moved where Turkey Creek crosses Broadway, few blocks N and W, beautiful double truss, with 3 of 4 "2 ton" plaques intact, very hearty

Posted August 20, 2018

This one has been replaced.

Posted August 20, 2018

This one replaced by UCEB - going to use Robert Elder's catchy word from now on, but by luck, friend told me her brother saved this bridge from the scrapper, and is now on his property not far away (see photo), by request did not want to share new exact location, but I visited yesterday, more likely an 1890-1910 bridge, in agreement with Robert, not a 1924

Posted August 13, 2018

Very cool, good find!!

Posted August 12, 2018

Drove over this beauty today. Small holes rotting all the way through on about 5 planks, but nothing dangerous. Cool spot, totally creeps up on you.

Posted August 8, 2018

This one has been replaced

Posted August 7, 2018

Found a group of photos I forgot to post with visit - Feb., 2018. Old beauty, still open then.

Posted August 5, 2018

Looks like this one replaced via sat. images

Posted August 5, 2018

Current satellite imagery as of 7/18 and shadows cast in those images sure make that look like the case, Robert, agree

Posted August 5, 2018

This one has been replaced