Rob Brock

About Me 

Email: k0pvw [dot] mobile [at] gmail [dot] com

Hello all, I am a very busy father of 4 who likes to get out and do outdoor photography, geocaching, hunting, fishing or just about anything out doors. I have had an interest in Bridges and their designs every since I was a kid. I live in Southeast Kansas and we have some very unique bridges in the area. I actually have a bridge photo album on my facebook page as well as another album I have recently started for unique gravestones. I am also working on a start up from an amateur photographer to making it into a small home business, you will see some of my photos marked Flinthills Fotography. My current photo graphic equipment includes a Nikon N60 35mm Camera, a Nikon L810 Digital and a Nikon D5200 Digital Camera. I am also a licensed amateur radio operator since 1994 with the call of K0PVW, I operate both HF and VHF modes from my vehicle.

I hope to be able to add good photos and decent content to the bridges I visit. Thanks for looking. Rob

Bridges Photographed 

(In no particular order)

UP - Neosho River Bridge (Erie)

Recent Updates 

Esch's Spur Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Three-span stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek, southwest of Dexter
January 29, 2020: New photos
Floral Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Stone arch bridge over Timber Creek on 92nd Road just south of Floral and west of Winfield City Lake
December 25, 2019: New photos
Silver Creek Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Two-span stone arch bridge over Silver Creek, 3 miles south and 1 mile east of Tisdale
November 25, 2015: New photo
Frisco - US 54 Overpass (Butler County, Kansas)
Pony plate girder bridge over US 54 / US 400 on Frisco Railroad
November 23, 2014: Updated by Rob Brock: Bridge removed
Bois D'Arc Bridge (Butler County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Little Walnut River, 3.8 mi. east and 0.5 mi. north of Gordon
November 23, 2014: 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
May 24, 2014: New photos from Robert Brock
Arkansas River Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Arkansas River
May 17, 2014: New photos from Robert Brock
U. McCaw Bridge (Cowley County, Kansas)
Lost stone arch bridge over Grouse Creek on a local road six miles north and two miles east of Cambridge
April 12, 2014: Updated by Robert Brock: Added Descriptions and build date
Bazaar Bridge (Chase County, Kansas)
Lost through truss bridge over South Fork Cottonwood River, 0.4 mi. south of Bazaar
March 8, 2014: New photos
Neosho River-Old Udall Rd. Bridge (Neosho County, Kansas)
Abandoned Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River
March 7, 2014: New photos from Robert Brock
Southwind Rail Trail - Elm Creek Bridge (Allen County, Kansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Elm Creek on Southwind Rail Trail
March 7, 2014: New photos from Robert Brock
UP - Neosho River Bridge (Erie) (Neosho County, Kansas)
Through truss bridge over Neosho River
March 4, 2014: Added by Robert Brock

Recent Comments 

Posted January 1, 2020

I ventured out today to view this bridge and the unfortunate side is this bridge is about to be a lost bridge. The hole in the deck now allows you about 18" on he south side of the bridge to walk across. I am afraid the next good flood that Grouse Creek receives it will claim yet another magnificent bridge. I will post a couple photos when I get time to edit them.

Posted November 25, 2015

Add some HDR photos of this nice bridge, taken 11/2015

Posted March 9, 2014

Looks as if this bridge is soon to be doomed.

Posted March 7, 2014

I took the 5 mile off road trek up to Quincy to check on this bridge today. Sad to say it is very much gone, the Eastern abutment is still intact but the western side of the bridge the abutment is all crumbled down to the river.

Posted March 4, 2014

I will know more on this bridge by the end of this week including length and some more photos.

Posted August 19, 2013

I will get up there maybe this weekend and get photos. Very difficult to get to as it is about a 1/3-1/2 mile North of the closest road. I will have to wait until I see a Southbound train come through as it will take over an hour before another train will pass due to no long sidings the whole 30 mile distance of this Sub line.