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87th St. Kansas River View Bridge


87th St. bridge with RR masonry arch bridge in background

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2018


BH Photo #430667


Abandoned and derelict Warren pony truss road bridge on old alignment of 87th St. over Cross Creek, running parallel and south about 40' from the Kansas River, and just 30' south from a traffic-open massive masonry arch railroad bridge, area is north and east of Eudora, not far east from where Captain Creek meets the Kansas River


Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Unnamed Creek
Johnson County, Kansas
Derelict/abandoned, without decking, west approach completely collapsed
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
87th St. Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97274, -95.03613   (decimal degrees)
38°58'22" N, 95°02'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/323612/4315722 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82172 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (4,043)
Johnson County, Kansas (49)
Kansas (3,294)
Pony truss (17,628)
Preserved (1,254)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,710)
Total length 75-100 feet (7,121)
Truss (38,697)
Warren pony truss (3,649)
Warren truss (7,222)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2018: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 10, 2018: Added by Nick Schmiedeler



87th St. Kansas River View Bridge
Posted July 11, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

No problem Nick! I have recently acquired complete bridge records for most ATSF divisions. This also includes most of Kansas. It certainly makes research a lot less hassle.

87th St. Kansas River View Bridge
Posted July 11, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thanks for filling in const. date and creek info John, couldn't find that in any of my data.