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Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #413595

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Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Allen Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former Mopac railroad)
Location
Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Concrete deck girder
Also called
MoPac - Allen Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64537, -96.22607   (decimal degrees)
38°38'43" N, 96°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/741415/4281074 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allen
Land survey
T. 16 S., R. 11 E., Sec. 19
Inventory number
BH 65936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 9, 2015: Updated by Max : Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Flint Hills Nature Trail"

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Comments 

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Robert.That is one big turtle.Clark,i've dealt with snapping turtles who've stolen fish off of my stringer,thank you.Thanks again guys.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You can tell a snapping turtle because it's clamped on to your steel toe boot and it still hurts.

May I suggest: haunched concrete deck girder?

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi George:

The turtle is an Ornate Box Turtle. They are very common in Kansas and the Midwest. The Ornate Box Turtle is the official State Reptile of Kansas.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2017, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Pardon me for not talking about bridges but Nick,is that a snapping turtle in photo number 3?I'm asking because here in Pa only snapping turtles get that big.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan:

I was noticing that there are not multiple beams underneath the bridge. This was why I suspected it might have been a rigid frame but I had not thought about concrete deck girder.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its either a rigid-frame or a concrete deck girder. If it were a t-beam we would see more than two longitudinal beams.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Allen Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So how would the concrete bridge experts classify this one? Rigid frame? Curved Tee beam?