Rating:
No votes cast

Brighton and Lansing Sevenmile Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

Brighton and Lansing chartered July 1889 per https://img0.newspapers.com/clip/51463661/the-wichita-star/

Bridge and RR visible on the 1910 map: https://prd-tnm.s3.amazonaws.com/StagedProducts/Maps/Histori...

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Sevenmile Creek on Brighton and Lansing Railroad
Location
Leavenworth County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Railroad chartered 1889, shown on 1910 topo, removed on 1951 topo.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.25306, -94.93766   (decimal degrees)
39°15'11" N, 94°56'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/332807/4346648 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 9 S., R. 22 E., Sec. 22
Elevation
860 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 90612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Kansas (3,180)
Leavenworth County, Kansas (37)
Lost (23,932)
Owned by railroad (12,100)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2020: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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

Comments 

Brighton and Lansing Sevenmile Creek Bridge
Posted September 12, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Easy enough to look for next time I'm up there. Can anyone contribute knowledge on the two mile long RR? It seems to get a lot of mentions in the Leavenworth newspaper 120 years ago but I don't find any other information easily.