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RI - Bill's Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2019

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BH Photo #443293

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Description 

Deck girder bridge, b. 1903 by American Bridge Company out of New York, cement supports look newer than bridge, rail removed, some ties rotting, on private property, received permission, 2 plaques on both sides, total of 4 plaques, never seen so many on relatively short bridge

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck girder railroad bridge over Bill's Creek
Location
Jackson County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1903
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway (CK&N)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Deck girder, cement supports
Dimensions
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42023, -95.72047   (decimal degrees)
39°25'13" N, 95°43'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265811/4366944 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 22
Elevation
1056 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 84381 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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RI - Bill's Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Will have to head back then for sure....these old hidden RR trestle and girder bridges seem to be abundant the more you look, not exactly "home run bridge-finds" but fun and interesting nonetheless IMO, they all have a neat story to tell it would seem

RI - Bill's Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There's probably another one 3/4 mile further north, center of NE 1/4 of section 22.

Bill's Creek Bridge
Posted February 3, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The concrete piers resemble the 1903 bridge on the Rock Island near Pleasant Hill, MO and several others along this 1902-1904 built line.

http://bridgehunter.com/mo/cass/bh58913/

The next bridge south may be older.