This bridge spans Diamond Creek, not Gannon Creek. Gannon Creek is a tributary of Diamond Creek. The bridge is easily accessible from US 50.
Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2006
BH Photo #110928
This bridge has been demolished.
I drove through here today and found a "Bridge Closed" sign and the road leading to the bridge is being overgrown. I'm sorry I don't have a better picture for documentation but I didn't notice that the bridge was still listed as fully open until I got home.
I had the pleasure of visiting this bridge this past Saturday while out Geocaching and I'm happy to say that all is well with it and it still looks just like the previous photos posted, minus the log jam. Well worth an out of the way trip to take a peak at.
having lit up diamond creek road for the better part of
a couple years back in the mid '70s with my black '64 chevy
i remember well that bridge.
it could be very treacherous in winter if there was ice on the approaches.
beautiful piece of chase county kansas history, happy to see pictures of it and that it is still in service.
I just recieved word that Chase County chose to rehabilitate this bridge instead of demolishing it. Logjams may still be a concern after flooding, but this bridge is no longer in danger of demolition.
Perhaps a creative engineer could figure out how to minimize damage and maintenance costs caused by the logjams. This is one instance where a unique feature of the bridge (unequal arches) results in a drainage problem.
Glad to see some current photographs of this bridge. It is good to know that it is still standing and that the debris has been cleared from the stream bed.
Apparently, this bridge sustained damage in the May 2007 floods. Reportedly, in November of 2007, the county voted to demolish the bridge and replace it with a low water crossing. There is currently an attempt underway to list the bridge on the NRHP to make it elegible for Federal funding to repair or preserve it.