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MP Deadman Creek


MP Deadman Creek Bridge

Photo taken from Google Earth Historical View


BH Photo #387274



Deck truss bridge over Deadman Creek on Former MP Railroad
Montgomery County, Kansas
Intact but closed to all traffic
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Deck plate girder
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.04706, -95.73019   (decimal degrees)
37°02'49" N, 95°43'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/257203/4103579 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffeyville West
Land survey
T. 34 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 35
764 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 76600 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


American Bridge Co. (1,529)
Built 1935 (1,452)
Built during 1930s (11,799)
Closed (2,681)
Deck girder (5,821)
Girder (10,366)
Kansas (3,202)
Montgomery County, Kansas (55)
Owned by railroad (12,591)
Plate girder (8,039)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,195)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "American Bridge Co."
  • April 14, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 16, 2017: Added by Kelly McClanahan



MP Deadman Creek
Posted April 14, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Very cool spot - old bridge on same line just to east of this obviously removed, but this one pretty solid, rails removed, date-stamped abutments, snowed early AM, warmed up quick, melting as I left

MP Deadman Creek
Posted October 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi John:

I just sent you an e-mail about bridges in the area. I seriously doubt that this is a deck truss. I suspect that it is either a girder or a timber stringer.

MP Deadman Creek
Posted October 24, 2017, by John Marvig

Is this bridge truely a deck truss? It appears to be a deck girder to me.

MP Deadman Creek
Posted April 16, 2017, by Kelly McClanahan

I have been tracing old rail lines, came across this one. One thing I have noticed, though there are a lot of "lost" rail road bridges out there. No since to list them all, but if I find a bridge intact, why not post it.