Nick Schmiedeler

Recent Updates 

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)
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
Chelsea Bridge (old) (Butler County, Kansas)
Bridge over abandoned ATSF railroad on NE Cole Creek Rd
April 1, 2017: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Elk County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Clear Creek.
April 1, 2017: New photos
Hitchen Creek Bridge (Elk County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Hitchen Creek
April 1, 2017: New photos
Branch Dry Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Dry Creek on 14-36-0.95 RS 815, 1.2 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Neodesha
April 1, 2017: New photos
Little Labette Creek Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Little Labette Creek on Harper Road (Abandoned)
April 1, 2017: New photos
South Duck Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over South Duck Creek on C-24 Local, 3.0 mi. south of Buxton
April 1, 2017: New photos
Old US-169 Neosho River Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 3.13 mi. north of K-39 N. Jct.
April 1, 2017: New photos
Liberty Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Liberty Creek
April 1, 2017: New photos
Indian Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 0.5 mi. south of Geneva
April 1, 2017: New photos
NYC - 69th Street Transfer Bridge (New York County, New York)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Hudson River on railroad
March 27, 2017: New photos
Williamsburg Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Suspension bridge over East River on Delancey Street in New York
March 27, 2017: New photos
Queensboro Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over East River on NY 25 in New York
March 27, 2017: New photo
Manhattan Bridge (New York County, New York)
Suspension bridge over East River in New York City
March 27, 2017: New photos
Brooklyn Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Suspension bridge over East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York
March 27, 2017: New photos
Salina Vicinity Smoky Hill River Bridge (Saline County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Smoky Hill River
March 16, 2017: New photos
Assaria Smoky Hill River Bridge (Saline County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Smoky Hill River
March 16, 2017: New photos
McNeal Road Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over West Branch, 6.0 mi. south and 12.0 mi. east of Junction City
March 16, 2017: New photos
McDowell Creek Bridge (Riley County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over McDowell Creek on W. 40th Avenue, 0.5 mi. south and 4.3 mi. east of Ogden
March 16, 2017: New photos
Lyon Creek Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Rainbow arch bridge over Lyon Creek on Lyons Creek Road, 3.4 mi. west and 5.3 mi. south of Wreford
March 16, 2017: New photos
Neosho River Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Neosho River, 1.5 mi. south of White City
March 16, 2017: New photos
Lairds Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lairds Creek, 2.7 mi. east of Parkerville
March 16, 2017: New photos
Lyon Creek Bowstring Bridge (Geary County, Kansas)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lyon Creek, 5.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Junction City
March 16, 2017: New photos
Ashland Vicinity Kansas River Bridge (Riley County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Kansas River (Former Channel) on Rosencutter Road (Abandoned Section)
March 13, 2017: New video

Recent Comments 

Posted April 27, 2017

Contacted property owner about visiting this one, it was his thought that there is no need for anyone to ever visit or even know of its existence since it is on private property and should never be seen by others ever again...respecting his privacy of course but I bet this one is pretty special, satellite images show a neat little bridge

Posted April 27, 2017

Lots of backroad construction going on through this spot, there is no sign of a 2nd pony truss through this small stretch, or any trace of where another may have existed

Posted April 27, 2017

As of the day I visited, April 26th, 2017, this one was not open - but, and I could be wrong about this, it sure looks like it is going under some sort of rehab with new looking timbers making up the deck and new abutment reinforcements on both sides by either locals or the county, the road is public and open but the bridge is bypassed in a exaggerated loop to the west right now, need to return and take a look in a few months, neat old bridge, possibly loved more than many others that get ditched so easily anymore

Posted April 27, 2017

The soon-to-be-famous slippin' slab....

Posted April 27, 2017

Nice little shorty, still in good shape. Pretty spot - worth the visit.

Posted April 27, 2017

This one is gorgeous, sitting up very very high off the creek. Looks older than the 1940's date stated - amazing and impressive, especially underneath looking up.

Posted April 27, 2017

Pretty one. Several bridges in the area, first of the day. 90+ year old, timbers a little shakey but otherwise a neat elevated-pony over the low-water-level Stranger Creek

Posted April 12, 2017

whoop!! make that a 28 ton.....

Posted April 12, 2017

Just a bit hearty, this one can handle a 52 ton double truck.....9' tall pony monster hiding a bit in Osage County. Too many bad spray paint tags on it, orherwise a strong and cool bridge.

Posted April 12, 2017

Another unbelievably well-maintained stone arch bridge find today. Sure looks like someone has been taking care of this one last few decades, encouraging to see it in such great shape especially at such a busy intersection.

Posted April 12, 2017

Wo, what a monster..... driving across this open bridge is very precarious, need to go very slow.... could see boards moving underneath my car tires. A gigantic beauty in Osage County on the curve, even better.

Posted April 12, 2017

Not sure this could be any more scenic, the bridge is over Fall River as it forms from the lake outlet on the dam and there is the state park camping area right next to the two unbelievably huge landmarks. Spent a good 40 minutes walking over the bridge and watching the water pour out of the dam, lots of campers at the park also enjoying the beautiful sites. Fantastic nearly-90 year old bridge, in fantastic shape.

Posted April 12, 2017

Wow a very pleasant surprise with this one, except for a number of stones missing on the very top, this one is still very tight fitting and great looking, possibly some rehab work done the last few decades. A real beauty.

Posted April 12, 2017

Cool !! Backwoods nature biker guy passing by told me water recently over top railing....wow. Neat little bridge tucked up close to lake, closed off to traffic for some time apparently.

Posted April 12, 2017

Dang. Aggravating. Might have missed this one today by just a few weeks. Gone now.