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UP - Cottonwood River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Cindy Gibson Apr 2011

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BH Photo #198169

Map 

Description 

Probably built as part of the Rock Island line, the 1985 topo shows Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas (part of MKT) ownership. Mergers made the OKT part of Mo Pac and now Union Pacific.

Facts 

Overview
Railroad bridge over Cottonwood River on Union Pacific Railroad at Marion
Location
Marion, Marion County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad (OKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Also called
OKT - Cottonwood River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34277, -97.02769   (decimal degrees)
38°20'34" N, 97°01'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/672362/4245688 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion
Land survey
T. 20 S., R. 4 E., Sec. 6
Elevation
1312 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45808 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 29, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Photos and map info
  • April 25, 2011: New photo from Clark Vance
  • August 5, 2010: Added by Sheldon

Sources 

  • Sheldon Wiens
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Marion Railroad Bridge
Posted April 29, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Deck plate girder trestle on metal pilings. Old design with modern materials.

Marion Railroad Bridge
Posted September 10, 2010, by Sheldon (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

On Bing Maps Bird's eye view, I have seen the pillar shadows of this bridge. I have never been by this bridge before. But by the look of the pillar shadows, this bridge appears to be a wooden trestle.