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AVI - Sand Creek Bridge

Photos 

Google image of crossing

Photo taken by Clark Vance

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BH Photo #220825

Map 

Description 

This appears to be on the route of the Arkansas Vally Interurban RR between Sedgwick and Van Arsdale.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Sand Creek on Arkansas Valley Interurban Railroad
Location
Harvey County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned
History
On the route of the Arkansas Valley Interurban RR between Sedgwick and Van Arsdale
Railroads
- Arkansas Valley Interurban Railroad (AVI)
- Interurban
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.93919, -97.41787   (decimal degrees)
37°56'21" N, 97°25'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/639026/4200248 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sedgwick
Land survey
T. 24 S., R. 1 W., Sec. 27
Elevation
1365 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48865 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,024)
Arch (11,192)
Arkansas Valley Interurban Railroad (6)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,602)
Deck arch (10,431)
Harvey County, Kansas (38)
Interurban (781)
Kansas (2,699)
Railroad (13,081)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • June 6, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

AVI Sand Creek Bridge
Posted April 30, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Very nice to see pictures of this forgotten bridge.

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted April 30, 2013, by Daniel McCully (tbird [at] southwind [dot] net)

here are some pictures I took of this bridge on 4/25/2013

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted June 1, 2012, by Fred Tefft (fradt [at] cox [dot] net)

This is one of six remaining bridges of the Arkansas Valley Interurban Railway (AVI) which ran from Wichita to Newton to Hutchinson. Built 1910 to 1912, abandoned 1942.

Sand Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/sand-creek blt 1910

East Emma Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh48893 blt 1911

West Emma Creek bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh48879 blt 1911

Halstead Little Arkansas River bridgehunter.com/ks/harvey/bh43950 blt 1911

Mud Creek 38.035546,-97.385428, Harvey Co. blt 1910

Jester Creek 37.868421,-97.397506, Sedgwick Co. between Valley Center & Sedgwick. blt 1910

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted June 8, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I'll be in Kansas City in a couple weeks. If I have time, I'll try to swing out there and have a look. I also want to look at the West Emma Creek bridge and see if I can get some good photos.

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Following the presumed route of the AVI north through Van Arsdale and in to Newton, the Zimmerdale quad shows an old grade entering Newton from the West and Google maps shows another oddly placed concrete bridge crossing Mud Creek.

Someone close by needs to drive out for a field check otherwise I'm going to have to burn a lot of gas in the Suburban.

If this is indeed the old AVI line's bridges, there needs to be some sort of local recognition of their historic value.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Sand Creek Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like a Closed Spandrel to me. Good find!