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 

Appanoose Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Concrete pony arch bridge over Appanoose Creek on Woodring Rd. / Alabama Rd.
March 7, 2021: New photos
Appanoose Creek Bridge (Osage County, Kansas)
Concrete pony arch bridge over Appanoose Creek on Woodring Rd. / Alabama Rd.
March 7, 2021: Added
James Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over James Creek on a local road, 5.0 mi. west and 2.3 mi. north of Delia
March 3, 2021: New video
Big Cedar Creek Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Big Cedar Creek on 16-R Local, 0.5 mi. south and 0.6 mi. east of Altoona
March 3, 2021: New video
Fox Creek Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Fox Creek on Old Alignment of K-77 (abandoned)
March 3, 2021: New video
SP - Lime Creek Bridge (Dickinson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Lime Creek on Abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad
March 2, 2021: New video
MP - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge (Harvey County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over West Branch Whitewater Creek on Missouri Pacific Railroad
March 2, 2021: New video
Honey Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Honey Creek, 2.5 mi. east of Climax
February 28, 2021: New video
Neosho River-130th/135th Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Neosho River, 2.4 mi. west of Erie
February 28, 2021: New video
Wamego Bridge (OLD) (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Kansas River on K-99
February 19, 2021: New photo
Vera Bridge (Wabaunsee County, Kansas)
Lost through truss bridge over Mill Creek on RS 1440
February 19, 2021: New photo
Austin-Santa Fe Park Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Relocated Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Turkey Creek
February 3, 2021: New photos
2nd Avenue Bridge (Ford County, Kansas)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Arkansas River on 2nd Avenue
January 20, 2021: New photo
North 170th Road-Branch Pipe Creek Bridge (Ottawa County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss bridge over a Branch of Pipe Creek on North 170th Road.
January 19, 2021: New photo
Vinewood Park Theatre Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek
January 18, 2021: New photos
Vinewood Park Theatre Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Deer Creek
January 18, 2021: Added
Yates Center Lake Bridge (Woodson County, Kansas)
Pratt pony truss bridge over Yates Center Lake on Footpath?
January 10, 2021: New photos
Fall River Bridge (Wilson County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Fall River on 21.7-N.1 Local, 2.9 mi. west of Neodesha
January 10, 2021: New photos
Bachelor Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Bachelor Creek on 945 Road
January 10, 2021: New photos
Bachelor Creek Bridge (Greenwood County, Kansas)
Steel stringer bridge over Bachelor Creek on 945 Road
January 10, 2021: Added
Yoder Road Bridge (Reno County, Kansas)
Concrete stringer bridge on Yoder Road (this bridge is permanently closed and seasonally inundated by Cheney Reservoir)
December 29, 2020: New photos
Yoder Road Bridge (Reno County, Kansas)
Concrete stringer bridge on Yoder Road (this bridge is permanently closed and seasonally inundated by Cheney Reservoir)
December 28, 2020: New photos
Yoder Road Bridge (Reno County, Kansas)
Concrete stringer bridge on Yoder Road (this bridge is permanently closed and seasonally inundated by Cheney Reservoir)
December 28, 2020: Added
UP - Mud Creek Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Mud Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
December 27, 2020: New photos
Harry S. Truman Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad
December 12, 2020: New photos
Iatan Bridge (Platte County, Missouri)
Wrought iron Queenpost pony truss bridge over Mission Creek on Macadow Street in Iatan
December 12, 2020: New photos
Branch Lynn Creek Landon Trail Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over Branch of Lynn Creek on Landon Rail to Trail
December 5, 2020: New photos
Branch Lynn Creek Landon Trail Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over Branch of Lynn Creek on Landon Rail to Trail
December 5, 2020: Added
BNSF - Colby Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Colby Creek on BNSF Railway
December 5, 2020: New photos
Bridge of the Gods (Hood River County, Oregon)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Columbia River on Private Toll Br in Cascade Locks
November 30, 2020: New photo
Cotter Bridge (Baxter County, Arkansas)
Six-span rainbow arch bridge over White River on US 62B at Cotter
November 30, 2020: New photos
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

Recent Comments 

Posted March 3, 2021

Had completely forgotten that I took this video, this was from my earliest days of serious bridge hunting, December 2016, east of the town of Emmett, I would guess maybe one of the oldest bridges in its original spot in the state? YouTube video link from visit -

https://youtu.be/SH5dgEZnons

Posted March 3, 2021

New YouTube posting of my 2017 visit

https://youtu.be/4Oh-Y4MucOg

Posted March 3, 2021

a YouTube clip I just posted from 2017 visit with friend Brian

https://youtu.be/nAAixRWQ1p4

Posted March 2, 2021

Just posted a YouTube clip from 2017 visit

https://youtu.be/XGfb2L6sks8

Posted March 2, 2021

A clip from Feb. 2017 visit I just put on YouTube

https://youtu.be/ptkdbzflEks

Posted February 28, 2021

Link to YouTube clip from 2018 visit - this 130+ year old thing is beautiful

https://youtu.be/VKi1MKnJnfE

Posted February 28, 2021

Think I added new video link correctly from 2018 visit, but try to paste link here also -

https://youtu.be/owVi2u9gGd4

Hopefully something worked here, I dunno, if not you can search YouTube - "Kansas old bridge hunt - abandoned Neosho River 130th / 135th Rd bridge, b. 1908, Neosho County"

Posted February 24, 2021

Just uploaded a YouTube clip of our last visit few years ago- search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned 1905 Big Slough Creek Bridge - Old Rickety, Jefferson County"

Posted February 24, 2021

Just posted video of 1st visit to this one through thick greenery with son in 2016 or 2017, search YouTube - "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned Cedar Creek- King Rd. Bridge"

Posted February 22, 2021

Just uploaded a YouTube clip from 2016 visit - search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned Metcalf Place Bridge"

Posted February 22, 2021

Just posted a YouTube clip of our 2016 visit, search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned, 1910-built Osborne Rd. Bridge"

Posted February 20, 2021

Just posted a video on YouTube from our 2017 visit - search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned French Creek Bridge" - very cool old thing

Posted February 20, 2021

Just posted a video on YouTube of my visit to this one about 4 years ago, search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned Negro Creek bedstead Bridge, Jackson County"

Posted February 20, 2021

Just posted a video on YouTube of our visit from about 2016 or 2017, obviously before the July 2020 complete collapse of the bridge - search "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - Mill Creek B."

Posted February 20, 2021

Just posted a YouTube clip (1 of 2 that will be posted) from my one and only visit back in 2016, search for "KANSAS OLD BRIDGE HUNT - abandoned Bull Creek Bridge"