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Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Middle Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in May 2020

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BH Photo #472678

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Description 

On Prairie Spirit Trail, bridge on line that dates back to Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston RR from 1860's, beautiful stone work. Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Deck Plate Girder bridge over Middle Creek on Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
Location
Princeton, Franklin County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1897
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Deck Plate Girder with stone abutments and pillars
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 108.0 ft.
Total length: 54.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48254, -95.27489   (decimal degrees)
38°28'57" N, 95°16'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/301574/4261808 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89377 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 24, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • May 23, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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