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 

Illinois Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Illinois Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 0.1 mi. west of Havana
April 16, 2018: New photos
Big Hill Creek 3600 Rd. Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on a local road, 1.0 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Liberty
April 14, 2018: New photos
MP Deadman Creek (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Deadman Creek on Former MP Railroad
April 14, 2018: New photos
Bridge of Lions (St. Johns County, Florida)
Bascule bridge over Matanzas River (ICWW) on FL A1A in St. Augustine
April 14, 2018: New photo
Grouse Creek Deck Truss Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Deck truss bridge over Grouse Creek on former K-38 just east of the intersection with K-15, north of Dexter
April 13, 2018: New photos
Unnamed Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Minor O.2-16.0, 5.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Elgin
April 13, 2018: New photos
Grouse Creek Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Grouse Creek on 256th Road
April 13, 2018: New photo
Chikaskia River Overflow Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
Abandoned concrete tee beam bridge over Chikaskia River Overflow on W. 10th Avenue (abandoned)
April 13, 2018: New photos
West Branch Whitewater River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over West Branch Whitewater River, 2.5 mi. west and 1.4 mi. north of Towanda
April 13, 2018: New photos
Big Hill Creek 3000 Rd. Bridge (Montgomery County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on 3000 Road
April 12, 2018: New photos
Bee Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Bee Creek on Minor Ee.0-10.1, 7.0 mi. north and 2.0 mi. east of Niotaze
April 12, 2018: New photos
Branch Chikaskia River Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
2-span Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over a branch of Chikaskia River, 1.7 mi. west of Argonia
April 11, 2018: New photos
Whitewater River Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Whitewater River on a local road, 0.9 mi. west and 2.0 mi. south of Potwin
April 11, 2018: New photos
Potwin Dry Creek Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Bridge over Dry Creek on Local Road (NW 80th St)
April 11, 2018: New photos
Branch Shoo Fly Creek Bridge (Sumner County, Kansas)
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Shoo Fly Creek, 1.2 mi. east of Hunnewell
April 4, 2018: New photo
RTD - South Platte River Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Modern bowstring through truss bridge over South Platte River on Regional Trasportation District
March 19, 2018: New photo
Spring Creek Bridge (Trego County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Spring Creek on North Road
March 19, 2018: New photos
Big Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Five span pony truss over Big Creek on 11th Street in Ellis, Kansas
March 19, 2018: New photos
Jellison Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Warren through truss bridge over Old Channel of Big Creek
March 19, 2018: New photos
UP - Big Creek Bridge (Ellis County, Kansas)
Lattice through truss bridge over Big Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
March 19, 2018: New photos
South Fork Pottawatomie Creek Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over South Fork Pottawatomie Creek in Greeley
March 12, 2018: New photos
Spencer's Crossing Bridge (Anderson County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Pottawatomie Creek, 0.6 mi. west and 0.1 mi. north of Greeley
March 12, 2018: New photos
Cedar Creek-King Rd. Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on King Road (Abandoned)
March 5, 2018: New photos
Douglas Creek Bridge (Rooks County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Douglas Creek, 0.1 mi. south and 2.9 mi. west of Woodston
February 17, 2018: New photos
KYLE - Buros Creek Trestle (Rooks County, Kansas)
Lost pile trestle on former MP RR
February 17, 2018: New photos
Little Oak Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Bedstead pony truss bridge over Little Oak Creek, 2.7 mi. west and 3.0 mi. north of Cawker City
February 17, 2018: New photos
Branch Limestone Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Limestone Creek, 1.4 mi. west and 4.5 mi. north of Glen Elder
February 17, 2018: New photos
Heizer Bridge (Barton County, Kansas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Walnut Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. west of Heizer
February 17, 2018: New photos
Carr Creek Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Carr Creek, 1.1 mi. east and 5.0 mi. north of Tipton
February 17, 2018: New photos
Mulberry Creek Bridge (Ellsworth County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Mulberry Creek, 4.5 mi. east and 9.0 mi. north of Carneiro
February 17, 2018: New photos
Brock Bridge (Mitchell County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River, 7.5 mi. north of Tipton
February 17, 2018: New photos
Antelope Creek Bridge (Graham County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Antelope Creek, 1.1 mi. north and 2.3 mi. west of Morland
February 17, 2018: 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)
February 9, 2018: New photos
Cox Creek Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Cox Creek, 5.0 mi. north and 3.6 mi. east of Arma
February 5, 2018: New photos
La Cygne Lake Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over La Cygne Lake on W. 399th Street, 4.4 mi. east and 4.0 mi. south of New Lancaster
February 5, 2018: New photos
Middle Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over Jake's Branch of Middle Creek on 335th Street, 7.0 mi. south and 2.1 mi. west of Louisburg
February 4, 2018: New photos
Branch Ten Mile Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Ten Mile Creek, 1.6 mi. south and 2.0 mi. east of Spring Hill
February 4, 2018: New photos
Branch of Miami Creek Bridge (Miami County, Kansas)
Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Miami Creek on W. 319th St., 5.0 mi. N of Drexel Mo.
February 4, 2018: New photos
West 14th Avenue Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Two-span through truss bridge over Walnut River on West 14th Avenue in Winfield
January 28, 2018: New photos
Lairds Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lairds Creek, 2.7 mi. east of Parkerville
January 27, 2018: New photos
Unnnamed Stream Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Arch bridge over Unnnamed Stream, 0.8 mi. north and 3.0 mi. east of Delevan
January 27, 2018: New photos
Lairds Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Lairds Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 3.6 mi. east of Parkerville
January 27, 2018: New photos
Neosho River Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt Pony truss bridge over Neosho River on 1800 Road
January 27, 2018: New photo
Big John Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Big John Creek, 1.2 mi. south and 0.6 mi. east of Council Grove
January 27, 2018: New photos
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Neosho River Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Neosho River on Flint Hills Nature trail
January 27, 2018: New photos
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Big John Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Bridge over Big John Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former MoPac railroad)
January 27, 2018: New photos
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Little John Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Little John Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former MoPac railroad)
January 27, 2018: New photos
Flint Hills Nature Trail - Rock Creek Bridge (Morris County, Kansas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former MoPac railroad)
January 27, 2018: New photos
Elm Creek Bridge (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Elm Creek, 1.0 mi. west and 4.5 mi. south of Eskridge
January 27, 2018: New photo
BNSF - Wakarusa Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wakarusa River on BNSF
January 27, 2018: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted April 16, 2018

lovely little spot

Posted April 15, 2018

love it !! very nice

Posted April 14, 2018

2nd visit last weekend - little frosty but worth seeing again

Posted April 14, 2018

Very cool spot - old bridge on same line just to east of this obviously removed, but this one pretty solid, rails removed, date-stamped abutments, snowed early AM, warmed up quick, melting as I left

Posted April 13, 2018

Not seen one like this in Kansas. Love this thing. "Majestic" comes to mind....very cool

Posted April 13, 2018

Hearty old sucker....top-east end of the staircasing Gallup Rd.

Posted April 13, 2018

This one has been REPLACED

Posted April 13, 2018

This one rather remote, and somewhat spooky. Walking down the old right-of-way from the east you first come to a large gap between mounds on the road where an old bridge obviously once stood, next not far west is a sold 2 span pony, next further west is this bridge, maybe 80-100 yards long with a giant sea of fine sand beneath it on both sides, bobcat, deer, and other animal tracks visible in the sand, bridge a little bit in shambles but mostly solid - fascinating old road, would love more background on it

Posted April 13, 2018

love the skeweds....hope this one has an even longer life

Posted April 13, 2018

Possible to change status on this one to "replaced" ? Thanks!

Posted April 12, 2018

Visited again this weekend, sans 4 tons of greenery. Better look this time of year.

Posted April 12, 2018

Too cool....love it

Posted April 12, 2018

Bridge pin should be moved a little north, it is at the end of dead-end Rd. 30 that leads into private property on other dide, just south of Independence Rd. Neat little thing, long curvy on Independence Rd. to get there, pretty desolate.

Posted April 11, 2018

Elvis has been spotted. Creepy doesn't quite describe the walk to this one. A sea of sand everywhere, with wild cat tracks everywhere. Made it to the looooong abandoned concrete bridge on same closed right of way few yards west of this also - even more creepy.....

Posted April 11, 2018

Visited this past weekend, new walkway has been put down for hikers and bicyclists I'm assuming, stone pillars still in the same precarious standing, overall entire bridge seems very sketchy but very happy to see it still relatively in one piece, great piece of KS history, a low-water crossing, albeit extremely steep and rather dangerous looking, sits on the side