Nick Schmiedeler

About Me 

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

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

Recent Updates 

BNSF Baldwin Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Through plate girder bridge over Baldwin Creek on BNSF Railway
November 21, 2020: New photos
BNSF Baldwin Creek Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Through plate girder bridge over Baldwin Creek on BNSF Railway
November 21, 2020: Added
Elm Branch Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Elm Branch on W. 351st St.
November 21, 2020: New photos
351st Road Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on 351st Road
November 21, 2020: New photos
E 333rd St Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge on E 333rd St (Local Road 27)
November 15, 2020: New photos
Taylor Branch Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Taylor Branch on 623 Blvd., 2.5 mi. north and 1 mi. east of Pawnee City
November 8, 2020: New photos
Wolf Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek on 607 Avenue, 5 mi. west and .7 mi. north of Burchard
November 8, 2020: New photos
Pole Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Pole Creek on State Line Road
November 8, 2020: New photos
Robidoux Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Robidoux Creek on Eagle Road, 5.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Summerfield
November 8, 2020: New photos
Branch Robidoux Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Robidoux Creek, 2.7 mi. north and 2.5 mi. east of Beattie
November 8, 2020: New photos
Robidoux Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Robidoux Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 0.4 mi. west of Beattie
November 8, 2020: New photos
Branch Robidoux Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Robidoux Creek, 2.5 mi. north and 0.4 mi. west of Beattie
November 8, 2020: New photos
Wolf Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Wolf Creek
November 8, 2020: New photos
War Eagle Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over War Eagle Creek on CR 98
November 1, 2020: New photos
Pedro Bridge (Benton County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over Illinois River on CR 196 between US 412 and Old AR 68
November 1, 2020: New photos
North Branch Five Creek Bridge (Clay County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Five Creek on Hackberry Road, 2.2 mi. north and 1.3 mi. east of Idana
October 22, 2020: New Street View added
2nd Avenue Bridge (Ford County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Arkansas River on 2nd Avenue
October 16, 2020: New photo
CBQ - Rulo Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Missouri River
October 4, 2020: New photos
Branch Halfbreed Creek Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Halfbreed Creek on 655 Avenue
October 4, 2020: New photos
Berard Creek Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Berard Creek on 707 Road
October 4, 2020: New photos
RCPE - Big Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Jones County, South Dakota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Big Prairie Dog Creek on RCP&E Railroad
September 23, 2020: New photos
RCPE - Big Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Jones County, South Dakota)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Big Prairie Dog Creek on RCP&E Railroad
September 22, 2020: Added
Prairie Dog Creek-H Road Bridge (Harlan County, Nebraska)
Camelback pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek on H Road, 8.5 mi. south and 1 mi. west of Orleans
September 22, 2020: New photos
Prairie Dog Creek-G Road Bridge (Harlan County, Nebraska)
Pratt through truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 4.0 mi. west of Woodruff
September 22, 2020: New photos
Philipsburg City Park Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Plotner Creek on Park road
September 22, 2020: New photos
RCPE - Bad River Bridge #7 (Jones County, South Dakota)
Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over Bad River on Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad
September 22, 2020: New photos
Capa Bridge (Jones County, South Dakota)
Through truss bridge over Bad River on Capo Road, 9.8 mi. west and 15.7 mi. north of Murdo
September 21, 2020: New photos
Johnson Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Johnson Creek on 620 Avenue, 2 mi. west and 6 mi. south of Pawnee City
August 16, 2020: New photos
Branch of Illinois Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Branch of Illinois Creek on Nightengale Turnpike
August 16, 2020: New photos
Soden Grove Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Marsh arch bridge over Cottonwood River on old K-99 at Emporia
July 20, 2020: New photos
Rocky Ford Bridge (Lyon County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Cottonwood River, 7.0 mi. west and 0.5 mi. south of Neosho Rapids
July 20, 2020: New photos
Dinner Creek Bridge (Coffey County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Dinner Creek on Emmer Lane, 1.5 mi. south of Gridley
July 20, 2020: New photos
US 12 Missouri River Bridge (1924) (Walworth County, South Dakota)
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Missouri River on US 12
July 18, 2020: New photo
First Hannibal Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Missouri River on Railroad in Kansas City
July 12, 2020: New photos
ASB Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway in Kansas City
July 12, 2020: New photos
Little Soldier Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Soldier Creek on 94 Rd.
July 9, 2020: New photos
Little Soldier Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Soldier Creek on 94 Rd.
July 9, 2020: Added
Republican River Bridge (Republic County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Republican River, 1.0 mi. south and 1.0 mi. west of Republic
June 22, 2020: New photo
Lindley Creek Bridge (Polk County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Lindley Creek on 346th Road, south of MO 64
June 15, 2020: New photos
Patton Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Wakarusa River
June 6, 2020: New photos
Patton Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Wakarusa River
June 6, 2020: Added
Hallmark Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wakarusa River
June 6, 2020: New photos
Hallmark Bridge (Douglas County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wakarusa River
June 6, 2020: Added
Richland Camp Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Camp Creek on Main Street / SE 99th St
June 6, 2020: New photos
Richland Camp Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Camp Creek on Main Street / SE 99th St
June 6, 2020: Added
Meriden Rock Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Rock Creek near Meriden
June 6, 2020: New photos
Kentucky Creek Bridge (McPherson County, Kansas)
Bridge over Kentucky Creek on Wheatridge Road (Abandoned)
May 30, 2020: New photos
Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Middle Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Middle Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
May 23, 2020: New photos
Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Middle Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Middle Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
May 23, 2020: Added
Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Branch Pottawotomie Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Branch of Pottawatomie Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
May 23, 2020: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted November 21, 2020

Thanks for filling in gaps there, John

Posted November 21, 2020

Re-visit today - agree with comments of last person that posted on this little bridge this year - purple paint all over the path now from this tiny bridge directly west to the big abandoned thru-truss over the Marais des Cygnes

Posted November 21, 2020

1st visit today to this one, not sure how missed it in the past, with River down full concrete tower visible, really neat monolith, approached from public 351st Rd west side, east side approach getting stink-eye from neighbors who didn't wish to talk....bottom chords on furthest west span have amazingly been torched off most likely for someone's farm project or whatever, seen a lot of this - a shame, this bridge is very cool and straight

Posted November 18, 2020

Think I rolled my ankle as I was taking that shot, Tony ha....uuh...picture, not shot, as in shot-put

Posted November 15, 2020

Permission from neighboring landowners to hike back to this one, not sure what to make of it - traces of an old stone abutments but complete makeover - very hard to get to with mature pines growing on what used to be 333rd on both sides

Posted November 8, 2020

Aaah thanks Art - would love it if they were that old

Posted November 8, 2020

Couple obvious "newer" reinforcements and enhancements underneath

Posted November 8, 2020

This one is great, tons of character - couple exposed legs out of concrete, appropriate-age deterioration, best visited from north, can drive right to it, no reason really for it in its current location but would love to it rehabbed

Posted November 8, 2020

Not so much a pony anymore.....

Posted November 8, 2020

Short little thing

Posted November 8, 2020

Always thought this design was sort of military-looking. Stout sucker.

Posted November 8, 2020

The loopy section on 24th where bridge is located is nuts - huge drop in elevation around tight corner to this one driving north over creek - pretty solid, great stone abutments - this one seems pretty remote, another one just north even moreso, more "44" stamps....thoughts on what those refer to or age of bridge? 20's - 30's?

Posted November 8, 2020

Approx. age? 1900-1910?

Posted November 8, 2020

Some age to this one - nice elevated ramp entry on both ends, beautiful spot, CAMBRIA iron

Posted November 8, 2020

Fun surprise with this one yesterday. Still open but maybe shouldn't be - serious age also - c. 1900'ish? Not familiar with the "44" stamps - saw these on a few bridges I visited in the area and will be posting - just a part # ?