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 

Memorial Drive Pedestrian Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Unnamed Creek on Path
October 8, 2018: New photos
Neosho River-130th/135th Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 2.4 mi. west of Erie
October 6, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
October 6, 2018: New photos
Middle Creek Bridge (Franklin County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Middle Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 0.9 mi. east of Princeton
October 6, 2018: New photos
Frisco - Walnut River Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Walnut River on Railroad (Frisco)
September 28, 2018: New photo
Branch Bunion Creek Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Bunion Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 3.7 mi. east of Petersburg
September 23, 2018: New photos
Branch Little Sugar Creek Bridge (Linn County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Little Sugar Creek, 2.0 mi. east and 2.8 mi. north of Blue Mound
September 23, 2018: New photos
Pawnee Creek Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Pawnee Creek on Cavalry Rd (Local 12.6-X.0)
September 23, 2018: New photos
Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Kirwin
September 20, 2018: New photo
Branch North Fork Solomon River Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Lost queenpost pony truss bridge over a branch of North Fork Solomon River, 2.5 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Speed
September 20, 2018: New photo
Deer Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek, 2.0 mi. south and 5.0 mi. east of Phillipsburg
September 19, 2018: New photos
Branch N. Fork Solomon Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a Cactus Creek, 0.5 mi. west of Logan
September 18, 2018: New photos
North Fork Solomon River Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over N. Fork Solomon River, 4.0 mi. east of Lenora
September 18, 2018: New photo
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over an unnamed creek, 1.0 mi. east and 2.7 mi. south of Mankato
September 18, 2018: New photos
BNSF - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Buffalo Creek on BNSF
September 18, 2018: Added
Salt Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Salt Creek
September 18, 2018: Added
Lyon Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lyon Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 1.7 mi. east of Ramona
September 6, 2018: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 1.9 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Lincolnville
September 6, 2018: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marion County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Clear Creek, 1.9 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Lincolnville
September 6, 2018: New photos
Alta Vista Overpass (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Wooden bridge over Rock Island Railroad on A Avenue at Alta Vista
September 6, 2018: New photos
Prairie Dog Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Prairie Dog Creek, 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
August 30, 2018: New photos
Jack Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Jack Creek, 1.5 mi. south of Woodruff
August 30, 2018: New photos
Walnut River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Walnut River, 0.7 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Douglass
August 29, 2018: New photos
White Rock Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over White Rock Creek on Minor V.1-28, 0.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Lovewell
August 29, 2018: New photos
Cottonwood Falls Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Three-span concrete arch bridge over Cottonwood River in Cottonwood Falls
August 28, 2018: New photos
Branch Buffalo Creek Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over a branch of Buffalo Creek, 6.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Mankato
August 28, 2018: New photos
Locust Creek Covered Bridge 25-58-01 (Linn County, Missouri)
Covered bridge over the old channel of Locust Creek between Laclede and Meadville off US 36
August 28, 2018: New photos
Local Branch Bridge (Jewell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Local Branch, 2.0 mi. east and 3.5 mi. north of Randall
August 21, 2018: New photos
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

Recent Comments 

Posted October 8, 2018

Neat little one, couple more funny bridges in that park (aka Lincoln Park)

Posted October 6, 2018

STILL EXTANT !! 1st visit today - thing is a bruiser, why bother with it at this point? Gorgeous old thing

Posted October 6, 2018

VIRGINIA BRIDGE AND IRON CO. ROANOKE VA 1926 .....very busy line, long approach on one side....1974-abutment, beautiful tall stone pillars

Posted October 6, 2018

Wo. Big one. Beautiful.

Posted October 2, 2018

Yes indeed - like to create a post for that bridge, have a seperate individual postcard photo of it - was possibly the 1st 14th St. bridge (also called "South Bridge"), guessing that bowstring built 1880's or 90's, then double thru truss that was just torn down this year was built 1929, replacing it

Posted September 30, 2018

Correct date on this bridge (per plaque) is 1927

Posted September 30, 2018

Yeah, wish this one would've hung around for our visit that day

Posted September 23, 2018

Really gorgeous area around this "newer" stone arch X 5

Posted September 23, 2018

Neat one - not unlike a few others in the area, beautiful work

Posted September 23, 2018

Visited again today. Much easier to see in daylight - thing is a beast.

Posted September 20, 2018

This one is currently in the process of being replaced. Another one bites the dust.

Posted September 20, 2018

VERY sad to say this queenpost has been replaced by....wth ya call this mess

Posted September 19, 2018

On further satellite inspection, there is a short-length wooden train bridge to the south and east of the camp-approach road in the middle of that field over the creek on an old line that looks like it would have curved to the north and west and connected to the giant wooden tussle that still remains in shambles (see photos)

Posted September 19, 2018

This one pretty dang remote considering close to a decent size town - looks older than 1910, tall sucker, solid

Posted September 18, 2018

This one is recently replaced