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Middle Pipe Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2019


BH Photo #453982

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Middle Pipe Creek, 2.0 mi. north and 7.2 mi. west of Miltonvale
Cloud County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1939
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37927, -97.58119   (decimal degrees)
39°22'45" N, 97°34'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/622201/4359826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 8 S., R. 2 W., Sec. 6
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KS 000150793603860 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17596 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2019: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • August 8, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens


  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens


Middle Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted August 13, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

I was posting comments below as "anonymous", forgot to log back in until now

Middle Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted August 9, 2019, by Anonymous

Yeah Tony, agree. Some unique characteristics on this one, very stout albeit a little bent up.

Middle Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm not at all convinced about the 1939 build date.

The use of tight lacing with paired angles for the diagonals and double-paired angles for the verts, along with double-laced angles for the lower chord are all very unique!

I'm more inclined to think that this is a riveted Pratt and not a Warren.

Middle Pipe Creek Bridge
Posted August 8, 2019, by Anonymous

2nd bridge run into in the state with a plaque square in the middle of the structure, kind of neat