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ATSF - Limit Street Overpass

Photos 

Approaching from the south

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2012

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BH Photo #245119

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete box beam bridge over Limit Street on AT&SF RR
Location
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas
Status
Bridge removed and not replaced
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Beam
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 142.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28899, -94.91407   (decimal degrees)
39°17'20" N, 94°54'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/334927/4350593 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leavenworth
Land survey
T. 9 S., R. 22 E., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 54983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
6,095

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2016: New photo from Clark Vance
  • November 7, 2014: Updated by Max : Bridge has been removed
  • March 10, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 23, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 23, 2012: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

ATSF - Limit Street Overpass
Posted January 11, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

As of late December 2014 the project appears complete. This bridge and the Limit Street bridge are gone with a new bridge on Limit Street built to the south of the former bridge. The new bridge is much closer to the historic railroad arch which is now very easy to see and appreciate.

ATSF - Limit Street Overpass
Posted April 10, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the update. I am glad that the important bridge will be retained.

ATSF - Limit Street Overpass
Posted April 9, 2014, by Jason (jasonjeardoe [at] amcohron-son [dot] com)

Removal of Limit street rr overpass began today. The stone arch will remain.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 12, 2014, by Jason (jjeardoe [at] msn [dot] com)

There will be a haunched slab concrete bridge built south of the arch on 2nd St. My job plans dont specify whether the arch remains or is removed after traffic is on the new bridge. I will get clarification on the arch bridge.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 11, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The modern rail bridge is doomed as is the 2nd Ave roadway bridge. The old brick arch bridge does not appear to be included in the project.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 11, 2014, by Robert Elder

Nathan:

There are at least two historic stone/brick arch bridges on this abandoned rail line in Leavenworth. It sounds like the only bridge that is in danger demolition is this 19 seventies structure.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There's an arch bridge right next to the bridge over Fivemile Creek, so that's likely the arch Clark is referring to.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Am I missing something? The description lists this as a deck girder, there is mention in the forum about a concrete arch... but the photo shown on this page is quite clearly of a pre-stressed concrete adjacent box beams type structure.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

With the rail line abandoned the city plans on improving the geometry of the intersection. Plans here on page 5:

http://issuu.com/melissajobower/docs/fall2013firstcityconnec...

The old arch bridge seems safe and may have improved visibility to the public.

Limit Street Overpass
Posted March 10, 2014, by Jason (jjeardoe [at] msn [dot] com)

I am scheduled to begin demolition of this bridge later this month.