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BNSF Cross Creek Masonry Arch

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2018

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BH Photo #430682

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Description 

Beautiful masonry arch RR bridge (BNSF), parallel and just a few feet from low-water-level Kansas River, and also just a few dozen feet north of the old 87th St. - alignment road bridge which is now derelict and abandoned over the same unnamed creek.

Facts 

Overview
Brick arch bridge over Unnamed Creek on BNSF Railway
Location
Johnson County, Kansas
Status
Solid masonry arch, open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Brick and stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 24.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF Eudora-area Arch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97306, -95.03730   (decimal degrees)
38°58'23" N, 95°02'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/323511/4315760 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Added information from ATSF Railway Bridge Records
  • July 10, 2018: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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