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US75 Neosho River Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110249

Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over Neosho River on US 75
Coffey County, Kansas
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1934; replaced 2006
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 915.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.21932, -95.73665   (decimal degrees)
38°13'10" N, 95°44'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/260425/4233690 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0016-B0021 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 17614 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 6, 2011: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates for this lost bridge.
  • May 15, 2008: Updated by David B. Haun: Year Lost, Status, Status description, history, catergories
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated "Design" "Status" and "Status Description"


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David B. Haun
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Geoff Hubbs


US75 Neosho River Bridge
Posted July 2, 2022, by Pam (Kniss) Smith (Smithmamahawk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi, Wayne Peterman. My grandma, Mamie Giesy, told me that old bridge (the bridge replaced in 1934) was a doozy. She had to drive across it for the first time with her first 2 babies in the car, which would have been in the late 1920's. She said the road went up a steep hill and turned sharply onto the bridge. I don't know which end of the bridge she was talking about, but she said she was flying after she turned and came down the hill.

US75 Neosho River Bridge
Posted March 24, 2020, by Wayne Peterman (wpete616 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wondering if anyone has any information about the bridge that was replaced by the 1934 truss bridge. I believe it was a 100 yards or so up river. There are old abutments still in place on the north side of the river. Legend has it that HWY 75 went straight north out of Burlington and the road was redirected to the right for the new 1934 bridge then curved back west to line up with 75 and on north.


Wayne Peterman

Neosho River US 75 Bridge
Posted May 14, 2008, by Ben Prusia (chase2008 [at] vortexpursuit [dot] com)

Bridge status should be Lost.

Went through here on 2 storm chases within the last 2 weeks, and yes, a concrete bridge is in its place.

Neosho River US 75 Bridge
Posted February 10, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This bridge, located on US 75 immediately north of Burlington, Kansas, was replaced by a modern concrete bridge in September 2006. This picture was taken from a nearby gravel road in November 2004 as construction for the new bridge was just beginning.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.