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KCS - Cow Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Cow Creek on Former KCS RW
Location
Cherokee County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Part of the Ozark Wildlife Corridor.
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Don't know
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.20769, -94.65330   (decimal degrees)
37°12'28" N, 94°39'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/353291/4119192 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crestline
Land survey
T. 32 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 34
Inventory number
BH 69375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,046)
Cherokee County, Kansas (46)
Kansas (2,721)
Kansas City Southern Railway (194)
Owned privately (1,300)
Preserved (1,060)
Railroad (13,159)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2015: Added by James Baughn

Comments 

KCS Cow Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 13, 2017, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Perhaps a crop not known to the landowners?

Cow Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 13, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

That's interesting Clark, thanks. Need to dig in my contacts and make those calls just in case - these guys I spoke with meant business, but also were quite helpful in the end.

Cow Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 13, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Based on the Cherokee County GIS, this RoW from road access to road access is owned by the Ozark Regional Land Trust, https://orlt.org/protected-lands/

I haven't checked their policies on access but this is not locally owned land.

Accessing Cow Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 11, 2017, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

It looks like good kayak entry up at NE Lawton Rd.

Cow Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 11, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Warning on this one, stopped on 90th street to the west and was looking out over acreage to about where I thought bridge was, was immediately approached by 2 men in a truck with guns on their laps, very protective of not only this private property, but the one to the east of it, a total of 2 properties that need to be traversed to reach bridge, guys were very nice and cooperative and even give me a few phone numbers to call to reach the spot. Will try again another day.