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 

Calvert - Prairie Dog Creek Crossing Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Prairie Dog Creek on Road E-6
April 11, 2019: New photos
Calvert - Prairie Dog Creek Crossing Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Prairie Dog Creek on Road E-6
April 11, 2019: Added
Almena - Road 1 Turntable Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over S. Fork Prairie Dog Creek on 1st Road / Van Horn Rd.
April 11, 2019: New photos
Almena - Road 1 Turntable Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over S. Fork Prairie Dog Creek on 1st Road / Van Horn Rd.
April 11, 2019: Added
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
April 10, 2019: New photos
Mulberry Creek Bridge (Ford County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Mulberry Creek, 2.6 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Ford
April 10, 2019: New photos
Crow Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek, 16.5 mi. north and 2.0 mi. west of Agra
April 10, 2019: New photos
West Cedar Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over West Cedar Creek, 3.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Agra
April 10, 2019: New photos
Elk Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
April 10, 2019: New photos
Mission Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Mission Creek on a county road, 5 mi. west and 8.6 mi. south of Burchard
April 10, 2019: New photos
Crow Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek, 15.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Gretna
April 10, 2019: New photo
Neosho River-Old Udall Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River
April 10, 2019: New photos
Neosho River-Old Trego Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River
April 10, 2019: New photo
Murdock Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Murdock Creek on Minor 18.8-A.0, 5.0 mi. west of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photo
Mission Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Mission Creek on Minor 17.9-A.0, 6.0 mi. west of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photos
Manley Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Manley Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 3.5 mi. east of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek, 4.1 mi. north and 1.5 mi. west of Axtell
April 10, 2019: New photos
Little Timber Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Little Timber Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Winifred
April 10, 2019: New photos
Black Vermillion River Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Black Vermillion River, 1.5 mi. east of Frankfort
April 10, 2019: New photos
Elm Slough Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Elm Slough on Rockenham Road, 2.0 mi. south and 1.5 mi. east of Flush
April 10, 2019: New photo
Darnells Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Darnells Creek on Robson Road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Westmoreland
April 10, 2019: New photos
Rock Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on Dutch Hollow Road, 0.5 mi. east of Westmoreland
April 10, 2019: New photo
Mill Creek Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek in Fort Scott
February 24, 2019: New photos
Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Derelict through truss bridge over Cross Creek on 46th Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
February 23, 2019: New photos
Camp Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek
February 10, 2019: New photos
Camp Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek
February 10, 2019: Added
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Rees Fruit Farm orchard road
February 8, 2019: New photos
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Rees Fruit Farm orchard road
February 8, 2019: Added
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
February 7, 2019: New photos
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
February 7, 2019: Added by Nick Schmiedeler, photos credited to May Smith
RI - Bill's Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Bill's Creek
February 3, 2019: New photos
RI - Bill's Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Bill's Creek
February 3, 2019: Added
RI - Bill's Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Abandoned deck girder railroad bridge over Bill's Creek
February 3, 2019: New photos
RI - Bill's Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Abandoned deck girder railroad bridge over Bill's Creek
February 3, 2019: Added
Branch Bear Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Branch Bear Creek on Gallop Rd. / Old 166 HWY
January 29, 2019: New photos
Branch Bear Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Branch Bear Creek on Gallop Rd. / Old 166 HWY
January 29, 2019: Added
Neosho St Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Rock Creek
January 26, 2019: New photos
UP - Mud Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on Union Pacific railroad
January 21, 2019: New photos
Bloomingdale Trail - Milwaukee Avenue Overpass (Cook County, Illinois)
Through Girder bridge over N. Milwaukee Avenue on Bloomingdale Line Trail
January 15, 2019: New photo
Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Cable-stayed bridge over Missouri River on I-29
January 15, 2019: New photo
Elk Creek CR 536 Bridge (Linn County, Missouri)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek on CR 536 (Grant Road)
January 15, 2019: New photos
Plattsburg Road Bridge (Clay County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Fishing River on Plattsburg Road
January 14, 2019: New photos
Gondola Avenue Bridge (Macon County, Missouri)
Pony truss bridge over North Fork Claybank Creek on Gondola Avenue
January 14, 2019: New photos
West Division Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Parker through truss bridge over Des Plaines River on West Division Street
January 13, 2019: New photos
Sangamon Valley Trail - Cantrall Creek Bridge (Sangamon County, Illinois)
Abandoned deck girder bridge over Cantrall Creek on future Sangamon Valley Trail
January 13, 2019: New photos
Money Creek Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Money Creek on E 2300 North Rd.
January 13, 2019: New photos
Rainbow Bridge (McLean County, Illinois)
Bowstring through truss bridge over Mackinaw River on abandoned section of Green Street
January 13, 2019: New photos
Jackson Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on Jackson Street in Joliet
January 13, 2019: New photos
Kansas Avenue Bowstring (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Lost bowstring through truss bridge over Kansas River on Kansas Avenue
January 1, 2019: New photos
Branch Caney Creek Stone Arch Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Branch Caney Creek on Independence Rd.
December 23, 2018: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted April 23, 2019

Nice !!!

Posted April 11, 2019

Local man confirmed this was in fact, although a very precarious, auto bridge.

Posted April 11, 2019

In tiny unincorporated town of Calvert, KS. Picture of alt. road bridge over creek just to west -

Posted April 11, 2019

....make that " bridges".....

Posted April 10, 2019

Still some original 1860's - 1880's elements with it though, correct?

Posted April 10, 2019

Visited this weekend - hope these photos confirm the legitimacy and/or the "muttness" of this unbelievably old thing. It does very much rattle as you drive over, but would prefer to keep that on the down-low just for survivability factor.

Posted April 10, 2019

Barely made it down said dusty roads myself!! This thing is special. So hope it survives the test of time and antsy bored local gov. officials with a few extra bucks to burn.

Posted April 10, 2019

....and photos

Posted April 10, 2019

Found it - old beauty, adding pin.

Posted April 10, 2019

Solid little old thing.

Posted April 10, 2019

Like the mis-alignment of this one, neat old hearty thing. Not sure about 1910 date, looks more recent

Posted April 10, 2019

Happy accident running into this one looking for NC KS brushes in Marshall Co.

Posted April 10, 2019

Yes indeed, Mike. Bit of a journey also.

Posted April 10, 2019

Replaced also....shame

Posted April 10, 2019

Love this thing, fun visit, respectfully got close for some pix, felt like if you hang out long enough documenting this thing, you could record its demise