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Queen Road-East Riley Creek Bridge


East Riley Creek Bridge on Queen Road from the West

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One of the three spans of a bridge that originally spanned the Republican River near the now defunct town of Warwick. It was relocated here in 1953.

This is the other surviving span: http://bridgehunter.com/ks/republic/riley-creek/


Pratt through truss bridge on Queen Road over Riley Creek South of Belleville
Republic County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1990
Also called
Warwick Bridge (1 of 3 spans)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78359, -97.63033   (decimal degrees)
39°47'01" N, 97°37'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/617284/4404635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 3 S., R. 3 W., Sec. 14, and 23
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
KS 000790789203300 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 89002176 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 18428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added new information
  • February 19, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info and imported photos
  • December 4, 2013: Photo imported by Clark Vance
  • April 22, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited History, Design, and Number of Main Spans
  • December 15, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Name to agree with NRHP listing, and to avoid confusion with another 1899 Wrought Iron Bridge Co. structure nearby.
  • June 8, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder

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East Riley Creek Bridge
Posted December 4, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Fairly common except for the "sideways" verticals.

East Riley Creek Bridge
Posted December 4, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A photograph of this bridge can be seen here:


The image appears to be in the public domain. The bridge typifies a late 1890s Wrought Iron Bridge Co. product.

East Riley Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KSHS webpage for this bridge: http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=157-0000-...

NRHP application form (PDF) with map. Bridge location is circled at the extreme right, upper corner http://www.kshs.org/resource/national_register/nominationsNR...