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
10? That is great. The stone arch bridges and culverts are really beautiful. This area of Kansas has some great building stone so perhaps it's not surprising that the railroad would take advantage of it.
I've been finding more of these, although I can only confirm one nearby. I believe I might have found as many as ten.
According to the previous comment, apparently there are three of these Bridges along this stretch of road. I see that two have been added to the website.
John, did you find the third one? I am curious as to what else might be lurking in the area.
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?