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Riley Creek Bridge


File:Riley Creek Bridge 170 from S

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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/790789203300/


Pratt through truss bridge over Riley Creek on Old County Road 170
Republic County, Kansas
Closed to all traffic
Built 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co; relocated here in 1953; Bypassed by new bridge.
- 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
+39.78788, -97.63270   (decimal degrees)
39°47'16" N, 97°37'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/617074/4405108 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 3 S., R. 3 W., Sec. 14
Inventory number
BH 43761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 7, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 20, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 1, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Confirmed extant.
  • January 21, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Categories
  • December 15, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

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Riley Creek Bridge
Posted November 1, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Satellite imagery confirms that this bridge is extant. Republic County chose to bypass it with a new bridge, but leave the historic bridge standing.

Riley Creek Bridge
Posted April 22, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction to previous comment:

The truss bridge may be to the east of the modern concrete bridge, not to the west.

This bridge, along with the nearby East Riley Creek Bridge are probably among the very last bridges built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.

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

NRHP application form (PDF) with bridge location circled near bottom left corner.


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

According to the KSHS website, there are two bridges over Riley Creek less then 1/2 mile apart. Both were constructed in 1899 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co. http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=as

I have not visited these bridges, and but I have just added this bridge to the site based on the KSHS site and on Google Maps and Terraserver which indicate a modern concrete bridge and perhaps a truss bridge immediately to the west. The KSHS page for this particular bridge is http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=157-0000-...

The other WIBC bridge, the East Riley Creek Bridge has already been listed on this site. It also has a KSHS page http://khri.kansasgis.org/index.cfm?tab=details&in=157-0000-...