Smokey Hill River bridge The following are from my collection. Original collection information provided by Wayne Porter. Photos are from the William A. Woodward collection. Retired from Frisco RR July 26, 1974. At the time of retirement he lived in Arkansas City, Kansas but had worked in Ellsworth. No other details known. Surveying flood damage in 1938, I think the crew is on the south end of the Smokey Hill River bridge. This is not a washout... yet. The causeway bends to the left in the distance. Note the mechanical linkage the first group of men is straddling.