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Jake's Branch Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110259


Through truss bridge over Middle Creek, 8.3 mi. south and 2.0 mi. west of Louisburg
Miami County, Kansas
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1908
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.50097, -94.71389   (decimal degrees)
38°30'04" N, 94°42'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/350549/4262793 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
KS 000611103005062 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18128 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 23, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Bridge has been closed as per forum comment.
  • February 10, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • January 18, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Builders
  • February 27, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Design"
  • February 26, 2008: Updated by Ruth Reynolds


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


Jake's Branch Bridge
Posted April 19, 2020, by Mike Hysom (mhysom1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is definitely closed. But there is a fun trail off to the side that goes through the creek. @advtravelproject

Jake's Branch Bridge
Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Beaut !! Fun visit. Both plaques gone now.....grrr....

Jake's Branch Bridge
Posted February 23, 2017, by Topher (ksufan88 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We visited this bridge on 2/18/2017. It is now closed.

Middle Creek Bridge
Posted February 11, 2007, by Robert L. Elder (Bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

This five panel, pin connected Pratt through truss is located on Spring Valley Road approximately 2.75 miles north and 1 mile east of New Lancaster, Kansas. Both photos were taken in October 2004

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.