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Delaware River Bridge



Pony truss bridge over Delaware River on a local road, 1.5 mi. north and 3.8 mi. west of Powhattan
Brown County, Kansas
Unknown status
Built 1909
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78333, -95.70667   (decimal degrees)
39°46'60" N, 95°42'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/268215/4407214 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000070993203300 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Delaware River Bridge
Posted June 18, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Follow up - was at this spot again this weekend, there is only the old bridge on Coyote Rd at 190th, no more bridges on 190th to east. Listing should be removed IMO - very rough roads getting to this spot

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sometimes, the NBI gets the location wrong. A couple years ago I imported a bridge from the NBI. Although that bridge is located in West Virginia, the NBI had the bridge located in China. I had to drag the pin halfway across the world!

On the other hand, this bridge appears to have been abandoned since at least 1990. It is truly amazing how quickly a road can go back to nature.

Delaware River Bridge
Posted April 27, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Lots of backroad construction going on through this spot, there is no sign of a 2nd pony truss through this small stretch, or any trace of where another may have existed