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UP - K-4 Overpass

Photos 

UP K-4 Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2017

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BH Photo #382374

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over K-4 Highway and Lime Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad (OKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder with concrete arch approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.69609, -96.94909   (decimal degrees)
38°41'46" N, 96°56'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/678357/4285048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Herington
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0021-B0049 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 43672 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: moved pin
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • November 28, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

K-4 Railroad Overpass
Posted November 28, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I generally have not added plate girder bridges to this site, but this bridge is unique. K-4 crosses Lime Creek on a modern concrete bridge, and this railroad bridge crosses both the creek and K-4.

The bridge also features concrete arch approaches. I have driven under this bridge several times but have not had the opportunity to photograph it. It can be viewed by clicking on the google maps link and going to street view.