I am suspecting that "9.0 miles south of Bartlett" is a misprint, given that this location would be in Oklahoma. My suspicion is that they meant "0.9 miles south of Bartlett". I have put the pin on a bridge that is possibly this one. The pin had been in a field several miles north of this location.
If this one still stands, I am curious about what type of bridge it might be. A 90 foot span is fairly long for a pony truss especially one that might be pre 1900 given the Kansas default date of circa 1910.
Well, there is a bridge-like shadow in the creek. I had been assuming this one is lost but maybe there is hope. Montgomery County has an overall good record for preserving the majority of their historic bridges. Hopefully they will continue to do so.
Even better! Welcome back, Elvis!
Also, I would recommend ignoring the construction date of Circa 1920. This seems to be the other default date in Kansas second only to Circa 1910. There is an old pin-connected pony in the same county that is also marked as being Circa 1920 even though it is clearly older.
Thanks for mentioning the other bridge. Do you have a photograph of it? I am sure that some of us will be happy to help identify the bridge type and possibly give you a rough estimation on when it might have been built.
I just added a KSHS PDF for this lost bridge. It looks like a classic Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. product to me.
The pony approach span had outriggers that might have been cruciform.
I am about 95 percent sure that this bridge is lost. There is now a low water crossing where I think that the bridge would have been. But, there appears to be an old road alignment that disappears into the trees nearby. Thus, there is a slight possibility that the bridge may be hiding in the trees.
I have added a PDF that discusses the relocation of this bridge. The PDF does not mention that this is a "Frankenbridge", even though that fact is quite obvious as Nathan has pointed out.
I just added a PDF that discusses the relocation. This relocation did not affect the NRHP status of this bridge.
I am glad to see that this one is still intact. It is a relatively small bridge but it is a nice one.
Thanks for the update. I know that I have driven across this bridge, but I can't remember whether or not I have photographed it.
As of 2016, this bridge was still in place as seen on the distant Streetview imagery.
If you look at Google Streetview from 2013, you can see the remains of this bridge on a sandbar in the river.
This is an exceptionally interesting bridge. I will have to put it on the bucket list.
Thanks for the update. The southside used to be the easy way in but apparently not anymore. I suspect that this bridge may have been transitioned to private ownership. This happens frequently with bridges in Kansas. Of course, I would rather see a bridge become private then be demolished for no reason. At least this process does buy the bridge some time.
I am glad that I visited this bridge several years ago, even if I was not able to do a full and proper documentation.