Rating:
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BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia)

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in September 2017

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BH Photo #401532

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Neosho River on BNSF Railroad
Location
Lyon County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.42615, -96.12248   (decimal degrees)
38°25'34" N, 96°07'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/751193/4257020 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lang
Land survey
T. 19 S., R. 12 E., Sec. 6
Inventory number
BH 38374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,161)
BNSF Railway (1,077)
Built 1898 (261)
Built during 1890s (2,457)
Kansas (2,690)
Lyon County, Kansas (62)
Neosho River (48)
Open (36,427)
Owned by railroad (9,773)
Pin-connected (3,182)
Through truss (12,862)
Truss (29,378)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 3, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • December 15, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia)
Posted September 3, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Clark,

I believe I added the date from a newspapers.com article mentioning the construction of a new bridge over the Neosho on the Emporia-Topeka line. Railroad bridge dates can be a pain to track down. It's a lot of basing it off of identical structures and when the railroads reconstructed the line.

BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia)
Posted September 3, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I don't seem to have much success finding build dates on RR bridges other than plaques. How did you figure out the date for this one?

BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia)
Posted September 3, 2017, by John Marvig

Beat me to this one Nick! I love your photos!!

BNSF - Neosho River Bridge (Emporia)
Posted September 3, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

119 years old? Gorgeous.