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 

Rain Road Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Two-span stone arch bridge over a minor branch of Smoky Hill River on Rain Road, 1.8 mi. south of Chapman
December 15, 2017: New photos
Turkey Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Turkey Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 4.4 mi. west of Enterprise
December 15, 2017: New photos
Turkey Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Turkey Creek, 4.0 mi. west and 0.5 mi. north of Navarre
December 15, 2017: New photos
Rock Island Carry Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Stringer bridge over Carry Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific RR
December 15, 2017: New photos
Carry Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Carry Creek, 1.0 mi. east and 4.4 mi. north of Woodbine
December 15, 2017: New photos
West Branch Lyon Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over West Branch, 0.5 mi. south and 0.5 mi. west of Woodbine
December 15, 2017: New photos
Vermillion Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Vermillion Creek on a local road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Havensville
December 15, 2017: New photo
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Bridge over Allen Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former Mopac railroad)
December 14, 2017: New photos
UP - Stranger Creek Bridge (Linwood) (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Stranger Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
December 11, 2017: New photos
Red Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Bypassed through truss bridge over Blue River on Red Bridge Road
December 8, 2017: New photos
Middle Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Middle Creek on 379th Street, 1.5 mi. south and 1.8 mi. west of New Lancaster
December 3, 2017: New photos
Plum Creek Road Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge over Pottawatomie Creek on Plum Creek Road in Osawatomie
December 3, 2017: New photos
Creamery Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Three-span Marsh arch bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 8th Street at Osawatomie
December 3, 2017: New photos
Carey's Ford Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 335th Street, southeast of Stanton
December 3, 2017: New photos
Elm Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Elm Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 3.5 mi. east of Schroyer
December 2, 2017: New photos
(Branch of?) Soldier Creek Masonry Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over (Branch of?) Soldier Creek
December 2, 2017: New photos
Branch Little Indian Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Little Indian Creek, 5.6 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Bremen
December 2, 2017: New photos
Branch Little Indian Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Little Indian Creek, 5.6 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Bremen
December 2, 2017: New photos
Branch North Fork Vermillion River Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Tributary of North Fork Vermillion River, 5.0 mi. north and 2.0 mi. east of Vliets
December 2, 2017: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek, 2.3 mi. south and 5.0 mi. west of Centralia
December 2, 2017: New photos
Richland Vicinity Wakarusa River Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pony/through girder bridge over Wakarusa River on Former Railroad, now in process being converted to part of Landon Trail
November 26, 2017: Added
Deer Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 2.0 mi. west of Berwick
November 22, 2017: New photo
Republican River Bridge at Norway (Republic County, Kansas)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Republican River on Kansas Highway 148 ( K-148)
November 17, 2017: Added
Deer Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 2.0 mi. west of Berwick
November 10, 2017: New photos
Spring Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek, 6.0 mi. north and 3.5 mi. east of Gaylord
November 10, 2017: New photo
Oak Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Oak Creek, 5.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Bellaire
November 10, 2017: New photos
Oak Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Oak Creek, 5.0 mi. north and 9.0 mi. east of Portis
November 10, 2017: New photo
Middle Oak Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Oak Creek, 4.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Bellaire
November 10, 2017: New photo
East Beaver Creek Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over East Beaver Creek on a local road, 0.5 mi. north and 2.0 mi. west of Smith Center
November 10, 2017: New photo
Porcupine Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Porcupine Creek, 5.0 mi. south and 0.9 mi. west of Esbon
November 10, 2017: New photos
Branch Limestone Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Limestone Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Ionia
November 10, 2017: New photos
Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of North Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. west of Gaylord
November 10, 2017: New photo
Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 0.7 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Randall
November 10, 2017: New photos
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.6 mi. south and 5.0 mi. east of Randall
November 10, 2017: New photos
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 3.4 mi. east of Randall
November 10, 2017: New photos
Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. east of Randall
November 10, 2017: New photos
North Fork Solomon River-O Road Bridge (Smith County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over North Fork Solomon River, 2.0 mi. west of Harlan on O Road.
November 9, 2017: New photos
Limestone Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.5 mi. south and 0.3 mi. east of Ionia
November 8, 2017: New photos
Rice Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge at the east edge of Rice
November 8, 2017: New photos
Plum Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Plum Creek, 2.4 mi. east and 1.5 mi. south of Beloit
November 8, 2017: New photos
UP - S. Fork Big Nemaha River Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Through Truss Bridge over S. Fork Big Nemaha River Bridge on Union Pacific Railroad
November 8, 2017: New photos
Ash Creek Bridge (Washington County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over Ash Creek on a local road
November 8, 2017: New photo
Harris Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Harris Creek, 2.5 mi. north and 4.5 mi. west of Oneida
November 7, 2017: New photos
South Fork Nemaha River Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Nemaha River, 5.0 mi. north and 3.0 mi. west of Kelly
November 7, 2017: New photo
Harris Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Harris Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Oneida
November 7, 2017: New photos
Deer Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 3.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Oneida
November 7, 2017: New photos
Rock Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek, 3.0 mi. north of Berwick
November 6, 2017: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Camelback Parker pony truss bridge over Clear Creek, 6.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Baileyville
November 6, 2017: New photos
KYLE - Republican River Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Two-span through truss bridge over Republican River on the Kyle Railroad, northwest of Concordia
November 6, 2017: New photos
Branch Marmaton River Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Marmaton River
October 29, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted December 15, 2017

Yeah Robert, would agree, those near-empty pins really caught my eye, Took a fun little video clip also walking across the bridge, grabbing all of the loose/broken bars, lifting them up, dropping them back down on their one connected point, there are several of those, this bridge really is a mess but think it indeed is worth preserving, still couldn't believe the plaque was attached, hardly ever see those anymore

Posted December 15, 2017

This one has been well-loved,.....ribbed inserts, reinforcements, and stone-cement work,....clean and effective

Posted December 15, 2017

Stout. Nice one.

Posted December 15, 2017

MOOOONNNNSSSTTTTEEERRRR tressle - parked on road to south, walked few hundred yards north to find this freaky thing, fenced off on both sides about 20 yds away, cattle meandering among the posts on other side of creek - absolutely gigantic abandoned beauty

Posted December 15, 2017

Blocked off now, apparently p.p., can photograph from afar now

Posted December 15, 2017

soooo...not seeing anywhere in description of this one, but the plaque on the east end says BUILT BY THE WESTERN BRIDGE & CONSTRUCTION CO, OMAHA. NEB.....makes it the only one in KS, yes??....and one of only 16 left in U.S. known? Thing is a wreck, but surviving!! Fun seeing this one today....company in biz 1907-1934 I believe, this has to be one of their early ones

Posted December 15, 2017

hmmmm...this is what is located at that droppef pin - concrete slab on possibly older stone abutments

Red Bridge (Missouri)
Posted December 8, 2017

Good to know Clark - looked a little off limits, and was essentially told as so, will head up to check out old trail path

Red Bridge (Missouri)
Posted December 8, 2017

Visited today posted photos of the new urban walkway that has been created along the bridge, the west end quickly dead ends into private land now. Love locks have taken over the railings and other miscellaneous spots all over the bridge there must be thousands of them now. Fresh coat of paint, looking good, great attraction for the county and Minor Park.....Mr. Truman would be proud still

Posted December 6, 2017

Status on this one also does need to be changed to "closed"....bit of a rough road approaching from east, and impossible from west, large mound and cave-in as mentioned preventing any possible vehicle crossing, sketchy at best on foot or bike

Posted December 6, 2017

Status does need to changed to "closed" - If you didn't know better you would head in that direction and look at the map and like to cross there, which is very much not possible with road closed on both ends

Posted December 6, 2017

aaah....good stuff. Love the story.

Posted December 3, 2017

Old beauty!!

Posted December 3, 2017

Rickety and noisy planks indeed!! Our first visit today - amazing.

Posted December 2, 2017

hmmm....southeast NE might be next on the list, then!!