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Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Branch Pottawotomie Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2020

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BH Photo #472674

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Description 

Bridge now on Prairie Spirit Trail, original Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston RR line dates back to 1860's....triple beautiful stone pillars. Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Branch of Pottawatomie Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Location
Anderson County, Kansas
History
Built 1900
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Steel stringer with old stone pillars
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34430, -95.23620   (decimal degrees)
38°20'39" N, 95°14'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/304577/4246383 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89376 (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

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