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BNSF - Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge #1

Photos 

This bridge also spans the Marais des Cygnes River. The main span is a riveted Warren through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004

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BH Photo #111589

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Marais Des Cygnes River on BNSF Railway
Location
Linn County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926, Approaches Rebuilt 1989
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 1,067.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.27884, -94.72264   (decimal degrees)
38°16'44" N, 94°43'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/349325/4238157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Boicourt
Inventory numbers
KS 000541101605366 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17974 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
20

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • January 24, 2013: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • July 15, 2008: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • March 8, 2008: New photos from Ruth Reynolds
  • February 8, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Railroad Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted July 2, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reply to John:

The approaches were redone sometime after the KSHS survey. The photo on the KHRI Database shows the older approaches.

BNSF - Railroad Marais Des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While the approaches may date to 1989, I disagree about the truss. The laced members signify a 1920s era truss.