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BNSF - Spider Leg Bridge

Photos 

Although owned by the railroad, this bridge is located adjacent to the Crawford State Lake Park. A vehical pass is required to enter the park. A short hike on the Spider Leg Trail will lead you to the bridge.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004

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BH Photo #111586

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch of West Fork Dry Wood Creek on Saint Louis-San Francisco Railroad
Location
Crawford County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1914 to replace a wooden bridge.
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Frisco - Spider Leg Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.64895, -94.81489   (decimal degrees)
37°38'56" N, 94°48'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/339894/4168415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hiattville
Inventory number
BH 36239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,528)
BNSF Railway (1,246)
Built 1914 (766)
Built during 1910s (9,240)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,772)
Crawford County, Kansas (27)
Deck arch (10,780)
Kansas (3,045)
Open (38,201)
Owned by railroad (11,098)
Railroad (14,358)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (198)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad", "Railroad"
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates
  • February 8, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com