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Atchison Swing Bridge

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From The Railroad Gazette's "English Versus American Bridges", published 1874

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Missouri River on Road & Railroads
Location
Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1875; Replaced ca. 1900
Builder
- American Bridge Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Post through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 364.0 ft.
Total length: 1,154.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56061, -95.11300   (decimal degrees)
39°33'38" N, 95°06'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/318476/4381123 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2016: Added by Luke

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