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BNSF - Neosho Rapids Bridge

Photos 

I had to photograph this bridge from a county road south of the rail line. The bridge appears to be a nine panel, pin connected, Parker through truss.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in November 2005

BH Photo #111697

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Neosho River on BNSF Railway
Location
Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905, Rebuilt 1952
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 226.0 ft.
Total length: 478.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Neosho Rapids)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.37640, -96.01505   (decimal degrees)
38°22'35" N, 96°00'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/760753/4251797 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lang
Inventory number
BH 36250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • April 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added build date based on imagery from KSHS
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Made slight adjustment to GPS Coordinates.
  • February 11, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

Comments 

BNSF - Neosho Rapids Bridge
Posted July 1, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

new (but couple years old) photos correctly posted here that were mistakenly uploaded first onto BNSF Cottonwood River bridge page (also Lyon County, KS)