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 

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (3rd) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on Future Katy Trail in Boonville
October 15, 2019: New photos
Old Chain of Rocks Canal Highway Bridge (Madison County, Illinois)
Through truss bridge over Chain of Rocks Canal on Old Chain of Rocks Road (at one time US 66) just south of I-270 in Granite City
October 15, 2019: New photo
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on St Louis Riverfront Trail (Old US 66) just south of the modern I-270 bridge in St. Louis
October 15, 2019: New photos
Blackwater McAllister Springs Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Blackwater River on Unknown Road near McAllister Springs Conservation Area
October 15, 2019: New photos
Bunker Mill Bridge (Washington County, Iowa)
Pratt through truss bridge over English River on Nutmeg Avenue
October 15, 2019: New photos
Polecat Creek Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Pole Cat Creek on Local 1e-13-30-3
October 4, 2019: New photos
Eight Mile Creek Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek, 1.7 mi. west and 3.0 mi. south of Douglass
September 22, 2019: New photos
UP - Arkansas River Bridge (Nathrop) (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Deck truss bridge over Arkansas River on Union Pacific Railroad
August 9, 2019: New photos
Coaldale Bridge No. 1 (Fremont County, Colorado)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Arkansas River at Coaldale on CR 6 (Hayden Creek Rd.) just north of US 50
August 9, 2019: New photos
Coaldale Bridge No. 2 (Fremont County, Colorado)
Pratt through truss bridge over Arkansas River on CR 6
August 9, 2019: New photos
Parkdale Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River near Parkdale on CR 157 just off US 50
August 9, 2019: New photos
Royal Gorge Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Suspension bridge over the Arkansas River (Royal Gorge) west of Caņon City
August 9, 2019: New photos
Prowers Bridge (Bent County, Colorado)
Five-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on CR 34
August 9, 2019: New photos
Middle Pipe Creek Bridge (Cloud County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Middle Pipe Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 7.2 mi. west of Miltonvale
August 8, 2019: New photos
North Cedar Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over North Cedar Creek
June 17, 2019: New photos
North Cedar Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over North Cedar Creek
June 17, 2019: Added
Muddy Creek Bridge (Nemaha County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss bridge over Muddy Creek, 2.8 mi. south of Granada
June 17, 2019: New photos
RI Banner Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Bridge over Banner Creek on CRI&P RR
June 17, 2019: New photos
Big Slough Creek Bridge (Jefferson County, Kansas)
Warren pony truss bridge moved 2018 to private property just west of old 98th St. Slough Creek crossing, now visible at dead end of 102nd St, new bridge at original location.
June 17, 2019: New photos
Calvert - Prairie Dog Creek Crossing Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Prairie Dog Creek on Road E-6
April 11, 2019: New photos
Calvert - Prairie Dog Creek Crossing Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Prairie Dog Creek on Road E-6
April 11, 2019: Added
Almena - Road 1 Turntable Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over S. Fork Prairie Dog Creek on 1st Road / Van Horn Rd.
April 11, 2019: New photos
Almena - Road 1 Turntable Bridge (Norton County, Kansas)
Timber stringer bridge over S. Fork Prairie Dog Creek on 1st Road / Van Horn Rd.
April 11, 2019: Added
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
April 10, 2019: New photos
Mulberry Creek Bridge (Ford County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Mulberry Creek, 2.6 mi. south and 3.0 mi. west of Ford
April 10, 2019: New photos
Crow Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek, 16.5 mi. north and 2.0 mi. west of Agra
April 10, 2019: New photos
West Cedar Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over West Cedar Creek, 3.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Agra
April 10, 2019: New photos
Elk Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Elk Creek, 1.5 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Long Island
April 10, 2019: New photos
Mission Creek Bridge (Pawnee County, Nebraska)
Pony truss bridge over Mission Creek on 607 Avenue, 5 mi. west and 8.6 mi. south of Burchard
April 10, 2019: New photos
Crow Creek Bridge (Phillips County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Crow Creek, 15.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Gretna
April 10, 2019: New photo
Neosho River-Old Udall Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River
April 10, 2019: New photos
Neosho River-Old Trego Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River
April 10, 2019: New photo
Murdock Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Murdock Creek on Minor 18.8-A.0, 5.0 mi. west of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photo
Mission Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Mission Creek on Minor 17.9-A.0, 6.0 mi. west of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photos
Manley Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Manley Creek, 3.0 mi. south and 3.5 mi. east of Summerfield
April 10, 2019: New photos
Clear Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek, 4.1 mi. north and 1.5 mi. west of Axtell
April 10, 2019: New photos
Little Timber Creek Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Little Timber Creek, 0.5 mi. south and 4.0 mi. east of Winifred
April 10, 2019: New photos
Black Vermillion River Bridge (Marshall County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Black Vermillion River, 1.5 mi. east of Frankfort
April 10, 2019: New photos
Elm Slough Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Elm Slough on Rockenham Road, 2.0 mi. south and 1.5 mi. east of Flush
April 10, 2019: New photo
Darnells Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Darnells Creek on Robson Road, 2.0 mi. north and 1.5 mi. east of Westmoreland
April 10, 2019: New photos
Rock Creek Bridge (Pottawatomie County, Kansas)
Pony truss bridge over Rock Creek on Dutch Hollow Road, 0.5 mi. east of Westmoreland
April 10, 2019: New photo
Mill Creek Bridge (Bourbon County, Kansas)
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek in Fort Scott
February 24, 2019: New photos
Cross Creek 46th Street Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Derelict through truss bridge over Cross Creek on 46th Street, just off Carlson Road south of Rossville
February 23, 2019: New photos
Camp Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek
February 10, 2019: New photos
Camp Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Camp Creek
February 10, 2019: Added
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Rees Fruit Farm orchard road
February 8, 2019: New photos
Little Muddy Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Rees Fruit Farm orchard road
February 8, 2019: Added
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
February 7, 2019: New photos
Elm Creek Kingpost Bridge (Crawford County, Kansas)
Kingpost pony truss bridge over Elm Creek on 610 Road
February 7, 2019: Added by Nick Schmiedeler, photos credited to May Smith
RI - Bill's Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Kansas)
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Bill's Creek
February 3, 2019: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted October 15, 2019

Thanks, Melissa !!

Posted October 15, 2019

oh nice!!!

Posted October 15, 2019

Still that way, Clark. Can walk onto and to end of 1st span on south end, visited for 1st time this weekend, the thing is amazing, hoping someday it will be able to be completely traversed.

Posted October 4, 2019

I have uploaded the correct photos of Polecat Creek Bridge, the original featured photo is of the nearby Mulvane Bridge which is also impressive but you can refer to that listing in this same county to see it, I suggest that photo is deleted as to not cause confusion

Posted September 22, 2019

Thanks Tony! Thrill for wife and I.

Posted September 22, 2019

Both plaques in photos now. Shadows and overgrowth made for some tough photos - did our best....down to just 2 KS bridges now that I have been denied from seeing in past, will keep working on those also...absolutely no trace of

road coming off east side of bridge as as crops were planted decades ago

Posted September 22, 2019

....very nice gentleman put up his dogs as my wife and I approached down the previously locked up long-closed county road to the old 1903 Kansas City Bridge Company product, some unique features on this one, 2 partial plaques, so very happy to be privy to this unicorn I have tried to see up close for all these years. Recent flooding damaged under side even more than previous years. 90' long in total.

Posted September 22, 2019

Pretty excited about this one. Visited every September for the past several years en route to the annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS, hoping to somehow catch a break and meet up with the property owner who kept this one under lock and key with several signs about attack dogs on sight. Finally this week was contacted by property owner,met up, found out he is a K9 unit officer with about a dozen very large shepherds on site ready to take anyone out.....

Posted August 20, 2019

Beauty!!

Posted August 20, 2019

1915 getting a little late for outriggers it seems

Posted August 13, 2019

I was posting comments below as "anonymous", forgot to log back in until now

Posted August 9, 2019

Floated under this one this past weekend on the Ark - pretty amazing monster

Posted August 9, 2019

Coaldale thru-truss bridges literally few dozen feet from each other

Posted August 9, 2019

Yeah Tony, agree. Some unique characteristics on this one, very stout albeit a little bent up.

Posted July 12, 2019

Very cool stuff, Tony