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KYLE - Clyde Bridge

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MP Clyde Bridge

Photo contributed by John Marvig

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #495904

Map 

Description 

Pratt span likely older than Warren spans.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Republican River on Abandoned railroad line in Clyde
Location
Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas
Status
Removed
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Kyle Railroad (KYLE)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Two span Warren through truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 157.0 ft.
Also called
MoPac - Clyde Bridge
UP - Clyde Bridge
KYLE - Republican River Bridge (Clyde)
UP - Republican River Bridge (Clyde)
MoPac - Republican River Bridge (Clyde)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.58483, -97.40234   (decimal degrees)
39°35'05" N, 97°24'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/637201/4382898 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clyde
Inventory number
BH 38174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 19, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • November 22, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

KYLE - Clyde Bridge
Posted April 19, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a similar bridge at Salina (http://bridgehunter.com/ks/saline/bh50245/), and were two others at Bridgeport and Marquette. I've seen this design in Iowa as well. It is one of four unusual designs on the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway:

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/poweshiek/bh55076/

http://bridgehunter.com/ia/marshall/iowa-river-railroad/

The bridge at Clyde is listed in a Missouri Pacific report as being built 1902/1903, as are the other Kansas bridges of this design. The Pratt span on this bridge is almost certainly older, and possibly secondhand. It is a bummer that this one is gone.