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UP - Big Blue River Bridge #1

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Scan from Union Pacific Calendar

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BH Photo #348613

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909; Replaced 2003
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
180' Warren through truss
180' Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 183.0 ft.
Total length: 183.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86102, -96.65593   (decimal degrees)
39°51'40" N, 96°39'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700504/4414961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marysville
Inventory number
BH 36317 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • May 22, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 10, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added dimensions
  • December 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • February 26, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

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UP - Big Blue River Bridge #1
Posted April 19, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Cool thanks Luke, impressive monsters these are

UP - Big Blue River Bridge #1
Posted April 18, 2020, by Luke

Nick, the leftmost thru girder was built here in 1973 and the remaining truss was relocated here the same year. The middle thru girder was built in 2003 replacing the original truss (Which was alleged to have been reused https://www.progressiverailroading.com/mow/news/UP-relocates... , but I've found no proof of such a relocation).

UP - Big Blue River Bridge #1
Posted April 18, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Not understanding this...visited today - west bridge replaced then by thru plate girder? How old is other bridge?