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SKOL - Neosho River Bridge (Oswego)

Photos 

Oswego Rail Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017

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BH Photo #408231

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Neosho River on South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905, West Approach Rebuilt 1962
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Also called
Frisco - Neosho River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.16461, -95.06243   (decimal degrees)
37°09'53" N, 95°03'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/316878/4115124 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oswego
Inventory number
BH 43611 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • November 13, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge (Oswego)
Posted October 31, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan,

The ones I have done in Wilson County, Kansas have either had plaques or missing plaques. I am not sure about the ones in Missouri.

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge (Oswego)
Posted October 31, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That is indeed very unusual from what I have seen!

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge (Oswego)
Posted October 31, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Very strange indeed. Do these other bridges have the plaque on the portal bracing? I didn't know that plaque style was ever used on RR bridges.

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Luke. That is good to know. I suspected that there might be others out there. I have done some Bridgehunting in Missouri, but not nearly as much as I have done in my home state of Kansas.

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Luke

Robert, the design was unique to King's railroad trusses from what John and I have found, and several can be found in Missouri, including: https://bridgehunter.com/mo/pulaski/piney-army/

SKOL - Neosho River Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is more interesting that I had originally thought. Granted, I always considered to be rather significant due to its uncommon configuration as a modified Baltimore Truss.

I did not realize however that it has those unusual perforated portal bracings. If my count is correct, I believe that makes four bridges in Kansas with this type of portal bracing. I have not encountered it outside of Kansas but somebody might well find an example elsewhere. If so I would be interested to know about it.