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RI - Bill's Creek Tributary Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in February 2019

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BH Photo #443299

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Description 

Pony through girder on old abandoned railroad line, on private property, received permission from landowner, absolutely beautiful huge stone-block abutments, rails removed, moss and lichens rotting the ties, assuming built c. 1903 which would be same time as plaque date on RR bridge over same creek just to north

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony/through girder bridge over Bill's Creek
Location
Jackson County, Kansas
Status
Derelict/abandoned, rails removed
History
Built c. 1903
Railroads
- Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway (CK&N)
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Pony/through girder
Dimensions
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41163, -95.71874   (decimal degrees)
39°24'42" N, 95°43'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265932/4365984 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 15 E., Sec. 26
Elevation
1072 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 84382 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway"
  • February 3, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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

The 1895 topo shows the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railroad which later became Railway, originally financed by CRI&P. When they defaulted they were absorbed by the CRI&P by 1891.

If the bridges were from 1903 they were placed by the CRI&P.