Photo taken by Robert L Elder
BH Photo #103045
That would be awesome. Thanks to Roger for doing a field check. I am glad that the collapsed span is in a pile on the south bank and not in the soup aisle at Wal-Mart.
Keep in mind that the KYLE owns a very rare and highly significant Pegram truss in Minneapolis, KS in Ottawa County:
It would be very cool to see the remaining span reused, perhaps as something like a fishing pier. It would be a very inexpensive and useful way to preserve something like this.
I went out to this bridge today. No repairs have been made. The steel structure of the north span and the rail cars have been removed from the river but are still in a pile on the river bank. South span is still intact. I know the tracks leading north from the bridge are used for a rail car "parking lot" now. Doubt it ever gets repaired or replaced!
I can't imagine they would scrap an undamaged span, especially with the lack of major money which flows through these types of shortline railroads. It would be nice to get out here sometime soon and see if there is any remains.
Well, that would be great. I have not heard anything about this bridge since the collapse.
Looks like one of the spans may have been salvageable?
Photo album of damage posted to Facebook:
North span of this bridge destroyed 12-22-15 by derailment or failure. 2 grain cars and bridge are in the river. Trees being cleared when I was there today. Kyle railroad says they will have it fixed in 90 days
I think they're just removing the rails. Don't panic about the bridge...yet!
A recent Google Maps aerial image shows construction work taking place near this bridge...
That's Northwest of Concordia...