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Cottonwood River Pratt Truss Bridge


This eight panel, riveted Pratt through truss is located west of Cedar Point, Kansas and immediately east of the Chase-Marion County Line. The bridge is easily visible from US 50.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in February 2008


BH Photo #111155

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Main Street at
Cedar Point, Chase County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1916 by the Missouri Valley Bridge Co.
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 142.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.26004, -96.83419   (decimal degrees)
38°15'36" N, 96°50'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/689489/4236885 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cedar Point
Land survey
T. 21 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 1
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000376 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000090875305401 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 18, 2017: New photos from Ron Reber
  • January 6, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 29, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • July 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added to Cottonwood River (Kansas) category
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 4, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Ron Reber


Cedar Point Bridge
Posted August 25, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Big trouble and big cracks happening at this one !!