2 votes

Chapman Creek Bridge



Photo taken by Sarah Martin in August 2008


BH Photo #125889


Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Chapman Creek on Quail Road, 1.0 mi. west and 2.4 mi. north of Chapman
Dickinson County, Kansas
Built 1905 by the Canton Bridge Co.
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00871, -97.03703   (decimal degrees)
39°00'31" N, 97°02'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/669963/4319575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 03000375 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
KS 000210853004366 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17670 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 15.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2021: New Street View added by Jeff Wieland
  • January 2, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status to closed
  • December 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 2, 2020: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 27, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • January 26, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • October 13, 2008: New photo from Sarah Martin


  • Sarah Martin
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jeff Wieland


Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted December 2, 2014, by Aaron (olpie77 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just heard over the police scanner this bridge is now closed indefinitely. Very sad, at least I got to pass over it once.

Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted November 13, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes......I have seen examples in Alabama and some other Southern states as well.

Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted November 12, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think you might be right, Anthony. It seems to have been used heavily by the Canton Bridge Co. in Kansas and Missouri, and I would assume in other areas as well.

Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted November 11, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like "Low Budget" Cresting.......

Chapman Creek Bridge
Posted April 10, 2007, by Nicole Beck (prairieroads06 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photos taken April 4, 2007. Steel is marked 'JONES & LAUGHLINS'; the 'N' in 'JONES' is backward.