Rating:
3 votes

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
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pratt 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
Elevation
1100 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,854)
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (337)
BNSF Railway (1,237)
Built 1898 (284)
Built during 1890s (2,732)
Kansas (3,015)
Lyon County, Kansas (154)
Neosho River (49)
Open (38,118)
Owned by railroad (11,049)
Pin-connected (3,682)
Pratt through truss (4,954)
Pratt truss (8,676)
Through truss (13,956)
Truss (31,118)

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 - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

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.