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Crooked Creek Bridge


A six panel, riveted Pratt through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004


BH Photo #110939

Street View 


Lost Through truss bridge over Crooked Creek on CR 202, 4.5 mi. east of Nortonville
Jefferson County, Kansas
Replaced by a new bridge
Built ca. 1910; replaced 2017
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41199, -95.24463   (decimal degrees)
39°24'43" N, 95°14'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/306755/4364900 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
KS 000441043503805 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17815 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "6-panel truss" & "A-frame portal"
  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 18, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 3, 2008: New photos from Robert Elder


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


Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, that is too bad. I knew that it was doomed because of the KHRI update.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

2017 - this old beauty has been replaced with something QUITE less interesting.

Crooked Creek Bridge
Posted July 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of 2016, this bridge was still in place as seen on the distant Streetview imagery.