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BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2018

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BH Photo #429973

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Cottonwood River on Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad
Location
Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Nine panel Parker through truss
Also called
ATSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.38286, -96.05288   (decimal degrees)
38°22'58" N, 96°03'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/757424/4252408 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lang
Inventory number
BH 50205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • September 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • November 15, 2011: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted July 2, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Visited today. Correct photos, correct bridge this time - a monster

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

ok, Finally fixing this, transferring all photos and info to BNSF Neosho Rapids bridge page

BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted April 2, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I have to agree with Kevin. Look at the east end of each bridge. The west bridge sits right on an abutment, the east bridge has several approach spans.

BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted April 2, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

hmmm....not quite following - this is the RR bridge on this page's pinned spot, not the one to the east

BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted February 16, 2018, by Kevin Skow (weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Some or all of these photos appear to be from the Neosho Rapids bridge just to its east (http://bridgehunter.com/ks/lyon/bh36250/). This bridge does not have the approaches that many photos show.

BNSF - Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Visited this old beauty yesterday.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 16, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the link, David.

Cottonwood River Bridge
Posted November 16, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Aerial view courtesy of Bing:

http://binged.it/tSAL92