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SKOL - Big Hill Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2017


BH Photo #398794


Street View 


Relocated from Rio San Jose River Bridge near Suwanee, NM


Pratt through truss bridge over Big Hill Creek on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.
Montgomery County, Kansas
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1899, Relocated Here 1925
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL)
6 panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.08758, -95.60150   (decimal degrees)
37°05'15" N, 95°36'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/268772/4107754 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coffeyville East
Land survey
T. 34 S., R. 17 E., Sec. 18
Inventory number
BH 77865 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Added Information from ATSF Bridge Book
  • October 31, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 30, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 11, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
  • July 11, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder


  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


SKOL - Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted June 29, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is only one 149' Through Truss on the ATSF system in 1916 that was replaced prior to 1925, indicating that this truss likely came from that location. Original location is believed to be near Suwanee, NM.

SKOL - Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted July 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

ol beauty !!

SKOL - Big Hill Creek Bridge
Posted July 11, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have known about this bridge for years, but I just now realized that it was not listed on this website. This is one of several old railroad bridges (truss and plate girder) in the Coffeyville vicinity.