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Quivira Scout Camp Bridge


Quivira Scout Bridge

A view as looking back to the West.

Photo taken by Robert

BH Photo #168305



This bridge is located over the Big Caney Creek or the Quivira Scout Camp Lake. As you cross the bridge the camp is back to the East and cannot be see from the road. If I recall the history right the bridge was built at the same time the dam to the lake was built.


Pony truss bridge over North Caney Creek, 7.0 mi. north and 1.0 mi. west of Sedan
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1909 in Wichita. Replaced 1963. Moved to this site in 1965.
Three polygonal Warren pony trusses
Length of largest span: 67.9 ft.
Total length: 211.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.3 ft.
Also called
Greiffenstein Bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24173, -96.20747   (decimal degrees)
37°14'30" N, 96°12'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/747706/4125343 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000100941606801 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17551 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History. Added Alternate Name.
  • January 17, 2017: New photos from Robert Elder
  • July 5, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Added categories "Relocated", "Riveted"
  • July 15, 2010: New photo from Robert Elder
  • January 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated multiple categories.
  • October 2, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

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Quivira Scout Camp Bridge
Posted May 22, 2021, by Jim Mason (jemason53 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a picture postcard view of the bridge, circa 1910.

Quivira Scout Camp Bridge
Posted May 22, 2021, by Jim Mason (jemason53 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a photo of the bridge as it was about to be deconstructed in Wichita in 1963. I will also send a much earlier picture postcard view of it. Three spans.

Quivira Scout Camp Bridge
Posted April 12, 2019, by Dan (plhubert [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge is over the Middle Caney River, the Big Caney River is to the east in CedarVale.

Quivira Scout Camp Bridge
Posted July 5, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Anonymous:

Thank you for this information. I will update the page accordingly.

Murray Gill Lake Bridge
Posted July 4, 2012, by Anonymous

Reopened 7-2-2012

understand that this is three spans of the five span Griffinstien bridge From Wichita KS. It was on Wiley Street between Central Riverside park and North Riverside Park between 1909 and 1963. moved to present location and opened in 1965.

Murray Gill Lake Bridge
Posted June 27, 2012, by Anonymous

closed on 6-27-2012

Murray Gill Lake Bridge
Posted April 23, 2012, by Dumb, Dumb

I went and looked at this bridge 4-12. The information I got on this bridge was it was moved to this location from wichita when the private lake was built. The gentleman claimed it was moved and set up by an engineering firm to bridge the public road over the private lake. When the job was done it was given to the county. It certainly has the look of being messed with and the cement peer it sets on looks newer than the bridge. The date was suposed to be around 1960.

Murray Gill Lake Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been confirmed extant. I photographed this bridge on 10 July 2010. This bridge does not appear in recent NBI listings, and it appears to be a UCEB in aerial views. Thus, it had been previously declared lost.

Photographs to come...

Murray Gill Lake Bridge
Posted January 21, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears that this lost bridge has come back! Apparently, we have witnessed another amazing example of the re-appearance of a Kansas Bridge.

Source: http://ke2013.smugmug.com/keyword/bridge#272166972_BtL5j

Bridge # 0941
Posted October 2, 2009, by Robert Elder (bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This bridge likely carried road 19 across Tanglewood Lake on the North Caney Creek. Information for this bridge was taken from kansasgis.org. This bridge is almost certainly lost.