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Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Pottawatomie Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2020

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BH Photo #472669

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Pottawatomie Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Location
Anderson County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1898; Center spans damaged by flooding in 2007, replaced in 2009 by steel beams
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 320.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33435, -95.24423   (decimal degrees)
38°20'04" N, 95°14'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/303848/4245296 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garnett East
Inventory number
BH 60165 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • May 23, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 8, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Pottawatomie Creek Bridge
Posted May 23, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thing is an absolute monster. 200' long. Stone pillars are gorgeous.