Rating:
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UP - Vane Road Tunnel

Photos 

Looking north along Vane Road

Photo taken by Robert Elder in October 2012

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BH Photo #242177

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete Slab Bridge over Vane Road on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Dickinson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Slab with faux arches
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Also called
UP - Vane Road Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.70004, -96.94594   (decimal degrees)
38°42'00" N, 96°56'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/678621/4285492 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Herington
Inventory number
BH 43674 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • October 30, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Entered Year Built.
  • November 29, 2009: Updated by Gene McCluney: Corrected description
  • November 28, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Vane Road Tunnel
Posted October 30, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Granted, this is not the oldest or rarest bridge that I have added, but it seems interesting that such a substatial structure would be used for what is now a lightly travelled road. There are three bridges along the rail line within the immediate area. They all appear to date from the same general time period, and they are all different.

Vane Road Tunnel
Posted November 29, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good fix in Overview, Gene - you beat me to it!

Vane Road Tunnel
Posted November 28, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

substatial=substantial.

Vane Road Tunnel
Posted November 28, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, Vane Road passes under the railroad grade. The grade is wide at this point so a substatial structure was needed instead of an overpass.

Vane Road Tunnel
Posted November 28, 2009, by Robert Thompson

OVER Vane Road?