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Gordon Bridge



Photo taken 2006 by Brent D. Gardner

BH Photo #103027


Street Views 



Visit around the time of the 2016 flooding in that area


Abandoned through truss bridge over Walnut River on SW 163rd, west of Gordon
Butler County, Kansas
Abandoned with deck removed
Built in 1885 by the Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co. immediately before they built the nearby Bois d'arc Bridge. Bypassed by new bridge in 1985
- Kansas City Bridge & Iron Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Main span: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.58907, -97.00009   (decimal degrees)
37°35'21" N, 97°00'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/676571/4162103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 28 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 28
Inventory number
BH 17489 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2021: New video from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 6, 2011: New photos from Joe Underwood
  • May 19, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link.
  • February 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • July 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Year Built, History, Builders, and Categories.
  • November 10, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder
  • August 28, 2006: Posted photos from Brent D. Gardner


  • Brent Gardner - brent [dot] gardner [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Joe Underwood
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Gordon Bridge
Posted March 8, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Just posted a YouTube clip from 2016 around the time of the flooding in the area


Gordon Bridge
Posted January 11, 2015, by Randy (randy [at] locojoe [dot] com)

Close up of the plaque. Taken 01-11-2015

Gordon Bridge
Posted July 8, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have added "wrought iron" to categories for this bridge considering the builders and the construction date of 1885. This seems appropriate unless proven otherwise.

Gordon Bridge
Posted September 16, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is almost identical to the nearby Bois D'Arc Bridge. I suspect that it may have been built by the same company at about the same time.

Gordon Bridge
Posted July 10, 2008, by Eric J. Burris (jeburris [at] birch [dot] net)

Went and visited this bridge last night, and it was worth the trip! The bridge is very easy to find: just take 163rd Street to Gordon and follow the road west for about 1 mile. The road will bend a little and you will come to a modern concrete bridge-the old bridge is right next to it on the north side. I wouldn't try walking down to it except maybe in the winter time: it is quite overgrown at both approaches.