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Amelia Park Bridge


Blurry street view of "plaque"

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2021


BH Photo #495694


Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Clear Creek, 0.5 mi. north and 0.5 mi. east of Antelope
Marion County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1914
- Topeka Bridge & Iron Co. of Topeka, Kansas
Span length: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 55.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 2004
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.44623, -96.96588   (decimal degrees)
38°26'46" N, 96°57'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/677511/4257286 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000570861105142 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 03001467 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 18014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added info from NRHP & Linked to local article explaining the name
  • April 18, 2021: Updated by Mike Kerkau: NRHP listing
  • April 18, 2021: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • October 1, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens



Clear Creek Bridge
Posted April 18, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)
Clear Creek Bridge
Posted April 18, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

"...might need to visit and get underneath..."

I would say you would need to: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/03001467

"List of bridges on the National Register of Historic Places in Kansas"...how did you get to that specific page? I typed in NRHP, it took me to the National Register Wiki page, scroll to bottom, Kansas, the resulting page has all the counties listed. (Many county sections on that page just have links to separate main articles for the given counties.)

On the county pages, it has the NRHP links for each entry on the National Register's website - which, I see the "List of bridges..." page does not. And just for the heck of it, I tried a few other "List of bridges..." pages for other states, those pages don't have the direct NRHP links on the list pages either, you have to go to the bridge articles themselves to get them.

In any case, I've entered the listing date and Register number for this bridge.

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted April 18, 2021, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Little confused by this....is the NRHP for Kansas updated and correct? Wiki page says this bridge was placed on list some time ago - interesting concrete work as nentioned, plus some indication of markers on ends of bridge via street view, might need to visit and get underneath, otherwise interesting and old but bit of a random selection for NRHP list? Just my thoughts....and called Amelia Park Bridge? Coordinates listed take you to this spot, but just confused by name of bridge, selection for NRHP etc....ok, done...

Clear Creek Bridge
Posted October 1, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Might have to pay this one a visit someday. Those are some nice railings. Many of these bridges have lost their railings due to the need for wide loads.