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UP - Neosho River Bridge (Erie)

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Photo taken by Robert Brock

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #277714

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Description 

I came across this bridge doing a satellite search of the area and searching for geocaches. This would appear to be a Union Pacific Railroad Bridge. This track mainly supports South bound movements of trains, the North bound tracks run about 30 miles west of here. I was lucky the day I came out to get this that a SB train passed just as I got there, with this in hand I knew I had about 15 minutes before the next train to grab photos. The final photo I loaded would appear to be an old bridge, perhaps the bridge prior to this one being built in 1941 in the river water below. There is a bridge just south of this one that is concrete in construction dated 1928. This rail line would have originally belonged to the Missouri, Kansas an Texas(KATY) RR. A 1906 map shows this railroad at that time as well.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Neosho River
Location
Neosho County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT; Katy)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 190.0 ft.
Total length: 345.0 ft.
Also called
MoPac - Neosho River Bridge (Erie)
MKT - Neosho River Bridge (Erie)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53738, -95.23342   (decimal degrees)
37°32'15" N, 95°14'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/302673/4156832 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Erie
Elevation
845 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 60114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2014: Added by Robert Brock

Sources 

  • Rob Brock - k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

RR Bridge over Neosho River
Posted March 4, 2014, by Robert Brock (k0pvw [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I will know more on this bridge by the end of this week including length and some more photos.