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CKRY - Unnamed Creek Bridge

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It's a bit difficult to see through the brush but is a cool little bridge. Not really any good places to park. Photo taken November 1, 2014.

Photo taken by Josh Ribble

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Overview
Abandoned wooden trestle over an unnamed creek on Abandoned ex-Central Kansas Railway(nee ATSF Railroad)
Location
Marion County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned in 1993.
Future prospects
Central Kansas Conservancy group planning the "Sunflower Santa Fe Trail" utilizing this old railroad route. Perhaps part of the Quad States Trail, and/or the American Discovery Trail.
History
Branch line built between Marion and McPherson, later sold to Central Kansas Railway in 1992, and abandoned in 1993.
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Central Kansas Railway (CKRY)
Design
Timber stringer with wood bents
Also called
ATSF - Unnamed Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.36178, -97.24535   (decimal degrees)
38°21'42" N, 97°14'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/653299/4247413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hillsboro
Land survey
T. 19 S., R. 2 E., Sec. 31
Elevation
1480 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 46141 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 29, 2014: New photos from Josh Ribble
  • September 12, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: added railroad history
  • September 12, 2010: Added by Sheldon

Sources 

  • Sheldon Wiens
  • James Norwood