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KO&G Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2018

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BH Photo #432148

Map 

Description 

Perhaps the northern-most artifact of this railway.

Some history on the builder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Trains/I...

Probably abandoned 1967-1970.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Tributary of Spring River on Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf RW
Location
Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built by Misouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway in 1912, acquired from receiver in 1918 by KO&G
Builder
- Fidelity Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroads
- Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway (KO&G)
- Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway (MO&G)
- Texas & Pacific Railway (T&P)
Design
Concrete slab with concrete pile bentslab
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02463, -94.74048   (decimal degrees)
37°01'29" N, 94°44'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/345182/4099021 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baxter Springs
Land survey
T. 35 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 1
Elevation
820 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 71018 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 31, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Concrete Slab"
  • July 22, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 14, 2016: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

KO&G Bridge
Posted July 22, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Marshy, creepy, spooky, buggy spot, completely camouflaged from plain view and most satellite imagery