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Big Creek Bridge


This bridge is a five span, riveted, Double Intersectional Warren pony truss with a Jack Arch deck. The bridge carries 11th Street over Big Creek in Ellis, Kansas, but is open only to pedestrians. Note the outriggers which are visible in this photo.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2006


BH Photo #111755


Street Views 


Five span pony truss over Big Creek on 11th Street in Ellis, Kansas
Ellis, Ellis County, Kansas
Open to pedestrians
Double-intersectional Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.93569, -99.56392   (decimal degrees)
38°56'08" N, 99°33'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/451125/4309791 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 36264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 1, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added City.
  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Jack Arch Deck"
  • November 16, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • January 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • November 25, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview.
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Overview" and "Design"
  • February 13, 2008: Added by Robert Elder


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


Big Creek Bridge
Posted September 1, 2008, by Grant Merritt (grantmerritt [at] mac [dot] com)

Having walked over this bridge from Kindergarten until graduation from the sixth grade and driving over it at least a thousand times, it was a treat to see it come up as a page on Google. Thanks for submitting it. As a matter of accuracy, the bridge carried traffic on West 11th Street, not 13th.