2 votes

Riley Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Robert Elder


BH Photo #110307

Street Views 


Bedstead pony truss bridge over Riley Creek, 6.0 mi. south and 1.8 mi. east of Belleville
Republic County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1910
Pin-connected, 2-panel bedstead Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 29.8 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.74007, -97.59911   (decimal degrees)
39°44'24" N, 97°35'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/620033/4399846 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
KS 000790791803360 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 18429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2017: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • January 10, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Bedstead pony truss"
  • September 27, 2014: New Street View added by Sheldon Wiens
  • March 4, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates
  • July 30, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories.
  • July 14, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder
  • February 28, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited "Overview" and "Design Description"


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Sheldon Wiens


Riley Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

I might disagree with that here, if you travel on 2016 street view down road, it is still there, and current sat. imagery also seems to show it extant

Riley Creek Bridge
Posted July 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just added a 2016 Streetview from a nearby road. This one appears to have been replaced.

Riley Creek Bridge
Posted September 28, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Took a wrong turn! ;-)

Riley Creek Bridge
Posted September 27, 2014, by Don Morrison

LOL. Makes you wonder what the streetview vehicle was doing way out in the sticks on such a little traveled road.