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UP - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge

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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 21, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Miss Jane:

This bridge got spammed twice, but apparently our webmaster deleted that nonsense.

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 21, 2012, by Miss Jane Hathaway (JHathaway [at] commercebank [dot] com)

Granny Clampett? Her last name was Moses. And why would she refer to Jed as Uncle? I know their relationships get confusing up in the hills, but that's just silly. This must have been posted by an imposter.

And why are we posting our comments under a bridge that was not the one that got spammed?

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 20, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Just don't kiss the bridge in the winter, might stick to it.

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 20, 2012, by Nathan Holth

I now pronounce you Bridge and Wife...

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 20, 2012, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Can somebody please get that glory spam crap off the comments page and activate the spam filter? Looks like someone is really desperate that he's trying to give the website a virus. Thanks!

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 20, 2012, by Matt Lohry

I understand the beauty in these bridges, but trying to score dates with them is a little on the weird side...

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (west)
Posted September 20, 2012, by Granny Clampett

Uncle Jed!!! Uncle Jed!!! We got good for nuthin' strangers spammin' on our message boards! City slickers, I tell ya!

Lemme go get Jethro, he got a sixth grade education. Maybe he can understand what they talkin' 'bout.

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.