Stone railroad bridge looking east
Road 11 north of Dalton road west of Elgin Kansas
Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in September 2008
BH Photo #150463
The bridge was constructed in 1886 and is actually 1 of 3 like it in the area. There are 2 others that are under the road/roadbed that you can see by climbing down embankments. The construction of the other 2 is just as magnificent, but it's just that they are not as easily seen as the one you have pictured. The Chicago, Kansas and Western is the road that built the the bridges and was a subsidiary of the Santa Fe.
This bridge is not actually over the Caney River but rather over an intermittent stream, which flows north to south, feeding the Caney. I could not find any markings describing the year of its construction. Anyone?