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UP - Big Blue River Bridge #2

Photo 

Scan from Union Pacific Calendar

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BH Photo #284397

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Railroad
Location
Marshall County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built here 1973
Builder
- Grosshans & Petersen, Inc. of Marysville, Kansas (Substructure)
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86087, -96.65606   (decimal degrees)
39°51'39" N, 96°39'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/700493/4414944 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marysville
Inventory number
BH 54999 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added substructure builder & build date
  • December 25, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

UP - Big Blue River Bridge #2
Posted May 11, 2019, by John Marvig

I would be curious as to where the span came from. Best I can guess is its a late 1910s or 1920s span that was either replaced or abandoned and sent here.

UP - Big Blue River Bridge #2
Posted May 10, 2019, by Luke

Found a build date, but the truss seems clearly relocated.

Sadly the best images are on Newspapers.com, and Melissa hasn't posted in ages.

KSHS has some stuff, but I'm nowhere near Kansas.