Creamery Bridge

Address: Marais Des Cygnes River & 8th St., Osawatomie, KS 66064

Get Directions

Phone: (913) 755-4114

Visit Website

Price: Free

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

This bridge is one of two Marsh Arch triple span bridges in Osawatomie. The other one spans Pottawatomie Creek at Sixth Street. Both are on the National Register of Historic Places. James B. Marsh's patented design used rainbow arches that expanded and contracted with the bridge floor. The Creamery Bridge was built in 1930 and has a rainbow span reaching 1,940 feet in the air at its highest point. The Pottawatomie Bridge reaches 120 feet in the air. The bridges are two of only eight Marsh Arch triple span bridges remaining in Kansas. Below the bridge, along the banks of the river, spoonbill fishermen gather to snag this prehistoric species of fish. Snaggin' Day's are from mid-March to mid-May. The Osawatomie Dam, on the Marais Des Cygnes, is one of only three places in Kansas to snag for spoonbill in season.