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Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017


BH Photo #385073

Street View 


Concrete deck girder bridge over Dragoon Creek on E 205th St (Formerly US 75)
Osage County, Kansas
Closed to all traffic
Built 1954; Abandoned 1963
Concrete deck girder
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 463.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67599, -95.68249   (decimal degrees)
38°40'34" N, 95°40'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/266643/4284236 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyndon NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
KS 000700997604824 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 58893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.9 (out of 100)
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Built 1954 (385)
Built during 1950s (4,075)
Closed (2,797)
Concrete girder (1,100)
Continuous (2,692)
Deck girder (6,623)
Girder (11,669)
Have street view (30,436)
Kansas (3,292)
Osage County, Kansas (74)
Owned by county (22,007)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,679)
Structurally deficient (12,503)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,720)
US 75 (50)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 27, 2013: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected bridge type: this is a concrete deck girder bridge.
  • November 27, 2013: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • November 26, 2013: Updated by Max : Added category "US 75"



Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted April 14, 2022, by Kimberly S. Worthing (1874rockhous [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge over Dragoon Creek in Osage County is on S Old 75 Hwy which is still somewhat paved (E 205th St is a graveled road to the north). It was used by local traffic until the end of 2009 when KDOT installed the current concrete barricades. It is scheduled to be demolished w/ in the next two years.

Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted April 2, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Cool one....easy access on south side. Built 1954, abandoned when?....just like the 93rd St. bridge in Auburn and the old HWY 54 bridge in Reece and many other not-so-old concrete monsters that are bypassed relatively early, still....this one worth a visit

Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2013, by jayhawk

When girders are "arched" like this, they're not actually acting as an arch where all members are in compression. This is simply a thickening of the girder where the shear is highest near the supports. It looks nicer than a straight girder, but is more expensive to cast.

Old US 75 Dragoon Creek Bridge
Posted November 27, 2013, by Matt Lohry

This bridge is neither a stringer nor a slab--there is one spot in the street view where the reflection of the bridge's underside can be clearly seen, revealing that the bridge is a concrete girder bridge. It has only the outer beams, with perpendicular floor beams connecting them. Somewhat like a stringer, but definitely not a slab.

Old US 75 Dragoon creek bridge
Posted November 26, 2013, by Max

While NBI lists this bridge as a concrete stringer, a quick look at google earth ground view from the current US75 bridge tells me this is an arched concrete slab, so I listed it as such.