3 votes

Tonovay Bridge



Photo taken by Richard With

BH Photo #103094


Marsh arch bridge over Bachelor Creek on CR 154 (Old US 54), 1.0 mi. north and 5.3 mi. east of Eureka
Greenwood County, Kansas
The bridge is gated off from the east and west. The bridge is the property boundary for 3 owners.
Built 1928; Bypassed by new alignment 1962
Marsh pony arch
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.83908, -96.19053   (decimal degrees)
37°50'21" N, 96°11'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/747227/4191681 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KS 000370943305980 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17784 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2017: Updated by Jeremy Birket: On private land now.
  • October 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Marsh arch (standard)"
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • December 10, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and Design Description
  • June 10, 2007: Posted photos from Richard With


  • Richard With - withrg [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jeremy Birket


Tonovay Bridge
Posted April 30, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, I guess that answers my question about the NBI no longer inspecting the bridge.

At least as a private bridge, it is probably safe from demolition. Hopefully this will save it from the same fate as the Fall River Marsh arch that was demolished by Greenwood County a few years ago. I am glad that the landowner allowed you to visit the bridge. That is always an appreciated gesture.

I have known many trusses in Kansas to get transferred to private ownership, but this is the first time I have seen a Marsh arch go through the process.

Tonovay Bridge
Posted December 31, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The NBI has not been updated for this bridge since 2007. According to the Google Maps, it is still standing. Perhaps it has been closed. It is/was the last remaining Marsh arch in Greenwood County.

I have visited this bridge, and I have a photo or two of it somewhere.