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MoPac - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2017

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BH Photo #378027

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over West Branch Whitewater Creek on Abandoned Railroad
Location
Harvey County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.96196, -97.15409   (decimal degrees)
37°57'43" N, 97°09'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/662156/4203201 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 24 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 13
Elevation
1350 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 73747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 23, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
  • September 19, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Whitewater River (Kansas)"

Sources 

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

Comments 

MoPac - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted February 5, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is good to see photos of this one on here. It has obviously been abandoned for decades, yet thus far has survived everything that the Whitewater has thrown at it.

MoPac - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Oh wow this one....super jungle environment, looooong stringer over creek, super cool. Lots of wood rot up top, but a timber-packed awesome old bridge nonetheless.

Abandoned RR - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted September 19, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Good catch - I will change the name.

Abandoned RR - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted September 19, 2016, by Luke

According to a 60s topo from historicaerials, it was a MoPac line.

Abandoned RR - West Branch Whitewater Creek Bridge
Posted September 19, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I will let the railfans fill in the railroad information if they are interested.

This appears to be a long-abandoned timber stringer. The Whitewater just might take it out someday.