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UP - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Miami County, Kansas
Status
Destroyed by derailment
History
Destroyed by a derailment in 2012
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.49083, -94.92232   (decimal degrees)
38°29'27" N, 94°55'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/332349/4262026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osawatomie
Inventory number
BH 44874 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: New aerial imagery indicates that this was a plate girder.
  • September 18, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated Status, added type, and created "Destroyed by derailment" category
  • April 14, 2010: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 19, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A video of the bridge and wreckage can be seen here:

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/15/3763150/rail-cars-plung...

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 18, 2012, by Kelly McClanahan (KMCCLA [at] aol [dot] com)

On 8/15/12 the bridge was destroyed by a derailment, when it was knocked off the foundation. The line was reopened with in a week on 8/23/12 with the bridge being replaced.

(sited UP News)

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge
Posted April 14, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have not seen this bridge, nor found any records. Google Maps clearly shows a railroad bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River at this location.