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Middle Caney Creek Bridge


(Original) Middle Caney Creek Bridge east support

What is left of original Middle Caney Creek Bridge, this the east side support that remains on Middle Caney Creek

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2016


BH Photo #361572


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Middle Caney Creek on a local road, 1.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. east of Peru
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Removed but not replaced
Built ca. 1910
Pinned Pratt through truss with 5 panels
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 166.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.09833, -96.07833   (decimal degrees)
37°05'54" N, 96°04'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/759654/4109776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000100955906989 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 40912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Lost as per forum comment and photographs.
  • August 27, 2016: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler


  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com


Middle Caney Creek Bridge
Posted August 27, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Nick. I have updated the page.

Middle Caney Creek Bridge
Posted August 27, 2016, by Nick Schmiedeler

Aug. '16 - parked on road just west of where this bridge was supposed to be located, walked 1/2 mile to west and south end of creek bend and headed north in search for it, currently listed as unknown status but confirmed it has been washed out, deconstructed, or could be considered "lost" now.....see photos.