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Jack Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018


BH Photo #433885



Queenpost pony truss bridge over Jack Creek on W. Cherokee Road, 1.5 mi. south of Woodruff
Phillips County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1911
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Queenpost pony truss
Length of largest span: 44.0 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97307, -99.42803   (decimal degrees)
39°58'23" N, 99°25'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/463449/4424856 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000740597603040 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26 (out of 100)
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Built 1911 (787)
Built during 1910s (9,667)
Canton Bridge Co. (195)
Kansas (3,194)
One-lane traffic (7,612)
Open (39,970)
Owned by county (20,839)
Phillips County, Kansas (44)
Pin-connected (3,920)
Pony truss (16,233)
Queenpost truss (273)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,705)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,214)
Truss (32,928)
Wooden deck (6,073)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 14, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: This appears to be a Queenpost pony truss per satellite imagery.


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


Jack Creek Bridge
Posted September 2, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thanks Tony - glad this little one still standing!!

Jack Creek Bridge
Posted August 31, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

First time I've seen a plaque mounted that way! You're a trooper as always Nick!

Jack Creek Bridge
Posted August 30, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Aaaargh....plaque date broken off, and funny to even find one on such a tiny bridge, and hung sideways - all firsts, for me at least....absolute mess of a road after a heavy rain, parked 1/2 mile away and walked down muddy road to this little special one, holes rotted all the way through deck, but remains open to traffic