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Frog Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017


BH Photo #386526


Stone arch bridge over Frog Creek, 2.9 mi. south of Olivet
Osage County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1935
Stone arch
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.43411, -95.74555   (decimal degrees)
38°26'03" N, 95°44'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/260354/4257553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waverly NW
Land survey
T. 19 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 3
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
KS 000700991005149 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,737)
Built 1935 (1,495)
Built during 1930s (12,248)
Corrugated Multi-Plate Arch (16)
Deck arch (11,963)
Kansas (3,276)
Open (41,210)
Osage County, Kansas (74)
Owned by county (21,727)
Skewed (5,073)
Span length under 25 feet (7,133)
Stone arch (3,317)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,618)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Corrugated Multi-Plate Arch"
  • November 17, 2018: New photos from Ron Reber
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler



Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted November 17, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

New photos show why the NBI lists it as a steel arch. It looks like the structure is corrugated steel culvert with stone railings and facings.

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Even if it is concrete with a stone veneer, it really does demonstrate the concept of making even a small rural bridge look attractive.

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not only is this a beauty, but it is also skewed. If this is a true stone arch (as opposed to a concrete bridge with done facing), then this skew factor greatly adds to its significance.

Unnamed Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Another unbelievably well-maintained stone arch bridge find today. Sure looks like someone has been taking care of this one last few decades, encouraging to see it in such great shape especially at such a busy intersection.