BNSF Little Walnut River Bridge
Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017
BH Photo #408631
Nathan called it! Laced top chords!
I remember the bridge well. It was numbered 195A. The Little Walnut River was on the north side of my parents property. The Douglass District (Augusta -Winfield) Middle Division of the Santa Fe went thru their property. As an early railfan I was in hog heaven.
Various folks from Douglass untilized the river and we had a swimming hole west of the bridge. Spent many days swimming and nights camping out when the world was young at that location.
Nathan is correct. The top chord definitely has lattice instead of a cover plate. This one looks rather lightweight for a railroad bridge, which makes me suspect it might be pre-1900 or at least pre-1910.
Maybe I am pushing the limits of images taken from Outer Space, but it looks like the top chord has lattice instead of cover plate. If so, don't forget to point the camera up when you are on the bridge, that's an uncommon detail!
I will get up there maybe this weekend and get photos. Very difficult to get to as it is about a 1/3-1/2 mile North of the closest road. I will have to wait until I see a Southbound train come through as it will take over an hour before another train will pass due to no long sidings the whole 30 mile distance of this Sub line.
I discovered this bridge thanks to Google Earth. It is definitely a through truss, and probably of either the Pratt or Warren configuration.