Little Muddy Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2019
BH Photo #443379
Spoke with Rex of Rees Fruit Farm, he said his father bought the property in the late 1940s, then in the late 1950s the state was building up Highway 24 through the area and cut off the south end of the property for new 24 to run through, and created a more flowing Little Muddy Creek where before it was more of a bog right where the construction was going to take place, in exchange for all the trouble the state told the property owners that if they could locate a local bridge in the area that was being taken out, they would have it installed on the property to go over the Creek so they could access their orchards, Shortly after a bridge of now-forgotten close-proximity was located and brought to the site and installed by the state running parallel to new highway 24 just a few dozen yards away on the north side. Neat old thing with outriggers, still used heavily by the Farm employees, brand new oak decking milled and installed 2018.
- Pratt through truss bridge over Little Muddy Creek on Rees Fruit Farm orchard road
- Shawnee County, Kansas, and Jefferson County, Kansas
- Open to authorized vehicles only, solid, new oak decking 2018
- Original old bridge was gifted and moved to Farm from nearby community in 1958
- Pratt pony truss with outriggers
Span length: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
- Also called
- Rees Fruit Farm Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.09061, -95.59400 (decimal degrees)
39°05'26" N, 95°35'38" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/275651/4330035 (zone/easting/northing)
- Land survey
- T. 11 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 13
- Inventory number
- BH 84409 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 8, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler