Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in August 2018
BH Photo #434817
This county map shows the old rail line and can help you locate at least three crossings still visible from above.
On further satellite inspection, there is a short-length wooden train bridge to the south and east of the camp-approach road in the middle of that field over the creek on an old line that looks like it would have curved to the north and west and connected to the giant wooden tussle that still remains in shambles (see photos)
If you use Google Earth 1991 imagery, the old ROW is still visible and there does appear to be a trestle there.
Problem is that using Google Earth's ruler tool suggests that this is 1.35 miles south of Hwy 36 and the description is 2.7 miles south 1 mile East of Mankato.
I might suggest 39.745156, -98.175749 as the location of the bridge on this page, but I'm uncertain. 1991 imagery isn't that great, but it may be a pony. 2018 imagery looks like a culvert.
Certainly an uncertain relation...…...
There are two Missouri Pacific trestles east and south of here. I don't see any historic references showing a crossing at this location although there clearly is one.
Additionally, this may be the former location of the county "Poor Farm" as the nearby cemetery is named the Poor Farm Cemetery.
Awesome field work as ALWAYS, Nick. Thanks
Drove all around this property - it is a camp, with 2 small fairly-recrntly-made creek crossing bridges, and the shambles of a very old and gigantic wooden RR bridge which shows up on satellite very much looking like a pony of some sort, but is not. If this is not the Unnamed Creek Bridge correctly assigned to this listing I am not exactly sure where on this property it might be
Would that be like "In Search Of Schrodinger's Bridge"?
Until you actually read the comment you can't know....
Is there a Physics joke associated with that statement Robert?
Werner Heisenberg may, or may not, have crossed this bridge. Likewise this pin may, or may not be on the correct bridge. I found a pony truss in the general location indicated by the NBI.