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Flint Hills Nature Trail - Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2018

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BH Photo #416961

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Rock Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (former MoPac railroad)
Location
Morris County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1930
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Deck plate girder
Also called
MoPac - Rock Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61070, -96.37028   (decimal degrees)
38°36'39" N, 96°22'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/728972/4276857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Americus
Inventory number
BH 65937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added category "American Bridge Co.", date built & design
  • January 27, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • February 9, 2015: Updated by Max : Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Flint Hills Nature Trail"

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Comments 

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Rock Creek Bridge
Posted January 27, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

American Bridge Co. out of NY.

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Rock Creek Bridge
Posted January 27, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Absolute monster, built 1930, several hundred feet long, like all other Flint Hills rail-to-trail bridges as of Jan. 2018, crews are driving large trucks on trail and maintaining, repairing, and new construction going on, trail still seems to be open during this process... on this one in particular, new material being laid down and compacted for pedestrians, and new welded railings going up. Gigantic cement pillars - bit overwhelming, pictures can't capture it all