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Rice Bridge



Through truss bridge over Otter Creek, 4.5 mi. east of Climax
Greenwood County, Kansas
No longer exists
Built ca. 1930
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 299.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Otter Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.71899, -96.16111   (decimal degrees)
37°43'08" N, 96°09'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/750220/4178431 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Severy North
Inventory numbers
KS 000370947006141 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built during 1930s (11,801)
Greenwood County, Kansas (35)
Kansas (3,202)
Lost (25,273)
One-lane traffic (7,618)
Owned by county (20,945)
Pratt through truss (5,459)
Pratt truss (9,396)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,465)
Through truss (15,285)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,274)
Truss (33,143)
Wooden deck (6,087)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name.
  • June 18, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: to do list
  • March 2, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Name", "Overview", and "Design"


  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Otter Creek Bridge
Posted October 10, 2020, by Lynelle Ladd (Lynelleladd [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was called the Rice Bridge, not Otter Creek bridge.

Otter Creek Bridge
Posted June 19, 2015, by Luke

Royce, I can't speak for the other states, but a lot of the entries in Iowa were added by James from 90s NBI data that more-often-than-not lacked specific road names and GPS since that wasn't really a thing outside of the military at that point in time.

I'm willing to bet that the entries in Kansas and others are a mess due to similar circumstances.

Otter Creek Bridge
Posted June 19, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Mr. Curious:

The to-do list is maintained by the Webmaster. The Haleys are simply working their way through it.

You can see the list here: http://bridgehunter.com/scripts/bridge/todo.cgi

Otter Creek Bridge
Posted June 19, 2015, by Just Curious (killedthecat [at] velocity [dot] com)

Why is it necessary to let everybody know that you are adding bridges to your "To do" list?

Fall River Bridge
Posted February 18, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge actually spans Otter Creek shortly before it flows into the Fall River, not the Fall River itself.