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Big Badger Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder in June 2004


BH Photo #110804



Stone arch bridge over Big Badger Creek on 196th Road southeast of Winfield
Cowley County, Kansas
Open to one-lane traffic
Built ca. 1900
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 78.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.19590, -96.93302   (decimal degrees)
37°11'45" N, 96°55'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/683449/4118605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 33 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 7
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000180865106864 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17619 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,241)
Built during 1900s (7,339)
Cowley County, Kansas (68)
Deck arch (11,479)
Kansas (3,202)
One-lane traffic (7,618)
Open (40,041)
Owned by county (20,942)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,738)
Stone arch (3,100)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,603)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2019: New photos from Jeff Smail
  • September 16, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • July 26, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • April 23, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • April 21, 2018: New photo from Jeff Smail
  • February 3, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 2, 2016: Updated by James Baughn: Moved photo from Black Crook Creek Bridge to here
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited GPS Coordinates.
  • February 1, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder


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


Big Badger Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Although I condemn trespassing, most bridges, including this one are on public roads (though some roads may be carry almost no traffic, or may dead-end at a closed bridge). The public right-of-way generally extends at least a few feet on either side of the road/bridge. Unless walking over a particular bridge is forbidden (Interstate Highway briges or railroad bridges for example), there should be no trespassing issues encountered while visiting a bridge or the immediate area.

I would never knowingly trespass onto private land to visit a bridge. I believe in asking permission first. That being said, the overwhelming majority of the bridges on this site are publically accessible.

Big Badger Creek Bridge
Posted September 14, 2009, by Rhenda (rhendat [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridges in many of these photographs are on private property, and some landowners will not allow trespassing.