Rating:
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ATSF - Stone Arch Bridge

Photos 

Stone railroad bridge looking east

Road 11 north of Dalton road west of Elgin Kansas

Photo taken by Mike LeMasters in September 2008

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BH Photo #150463

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Caney River
Location
Chautauqua County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Chicago, Kansas & Western Railroad (CK&W)
Design
Stone arch
Also called
CKW - Stone Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.01218, -96.31730   (decimal degrees)
37°00'44" N, 96°19'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/738682/4099588 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elgin
Inventory number
BH 43712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway"
  • December 7, 2009: Added by Mike LeMasters

Sources 

  • Mike LeMasters

Comments 

Caney River RR bridge
Posted December 11, 2011, by Eric (orediggers1 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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.

Caney River RR bridge
Posted November 14, 2010, by Tom Stybr (stybrone [at] cox [dot] net)

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?