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BNSF Baldwin Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2020

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BH Photo #486221

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Description 

Possibly the tallest plate girders I've ever seen, 8' - 10' tall? One plaque per side both removed at some point, this bridge very close to the energy center.

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Baldwin Creek on BNSF Railway
Location
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01192, -95.27649   (decimal degrees)
39°00'43" N, 95°16'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/302897/4320564 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF bridge records
  • November 21, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

BNSF Baldwin Creek Bridge
Posted November 21, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thanks for filling in gaps there, John