Frisco - Spring River Bridge
Looking East Through Pony Spans and Distant Trestle Approach
Photo taken by John Cross in January 2011
BH Photo #192933
There are two large Pony span (approx. 10' above grade)and a long approach trestle on the East. To the West there are two independent trestles one appears a more or less relief and the furthest West appears to be a small branch or tributary (un-named). The bridge has a negative embossed date stamp on the East end Pier of 1935. I was told by the adjacent property owner (who gave me permission to drive the road) that the original bridge was different- but he was unsure how. I expect as was often the case that the grade and pier height was raised with further changes. I am researching the date further but one construction period was 1935.
- Two span Pratt pony truss over Spring River on BNSF Railway
- Cherokee County, Kansas
- - BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
- Two span Pratt pony truss with wooden trestle approaches.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.16374, -94.63449 (decimal degrees)
37°09'49" N, 94°38'04" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/354876/4114288 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 820 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 43698 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 28, 2011: Updated by John Cross: Photos, GPS correction, Elev. and Quad added with date information.
- December 3, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Corrected typo in overview.
- Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
- John Cross - jcross [at] cross-photography [dot] com