Abandoned Shoal Creek Bridge
Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2017
BH Photo #408194
I discovered this bridge a few years ago thanks to Google Maps and Streetview. I am glad to see photographs on here. I have been meaning to visit the bridge but I never got there.
The reflections in the water make an awesome effect.
I grew up in Lowell, Kansas, where this bridge is located. It was used as a trolley car bridge that used to run from Galena, Kansas to Treece, Kansas and down into Picher, Oklahoma. There are still two very impressive spans of this bridge left. One in Lowell and it's neighboring town of Baxter Springs. These will always be home to me. It was used to transport lead and zinc ore from Galena, Kansas to the Eagle Picher plant in Picher, Oklahoma.
The old arch bridge is abandoned. There's a newer I-beam bridge for a county road right next to it.
Nice find. It looks like it's being used for a road.
Any idea what this rail line was called?