1 vote

Fly Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2017


BH Photo #376975

Street View 


Warren pony truss bridge over Fly Creek, 1.0 mi. south and 2.9 mi. west of Melrose
Cherokee County, Kansas
Bypassed by a low-water crossing
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 64.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01728, -95.01090   (decimal degrees)
37°01'02" N, 95°00'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/321108/4098679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
KS 000111073107100 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2014)
Sufficiency rating: 16.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • August 27, 2015: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • January 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and Design Description


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


Fly Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Cherokee County is definitely a long haul from Lawrence!

This is a very lightweight bridge. I suspect that it might have been a low - cost solution for a very rural road with light traffic. Bridges like this are rare and usually only found in rural areas. Thanks to Cherokee County for allowing it to remain in place when it was bypassed by the ford. This means that at least it has a chance to be preserved.

Fly Creek Bridge
Posted January 28, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Great one this January afternoon, visited on long KS all-day trek out of Lawrence