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South Fork Prairie Dog Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

The 1940 KDOT county map shows this as the alignment of US 36. No maps show a railroad along this route.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over South Fork Prairie Dog Creek on former US 36 alignment
Location
Norton County, Kansas
Status
Abandoned
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83310, -99.71902   (decimal degrees)
39°49'59" N, 99°43'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/438475/4409480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Almena SW
Land survey
T. 2 S., R. 21 W., Sec. 32
Inventory number
BH 72536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,053)
Kansas (2,728)
Norton County, Kansas (16)
Pony truss (15,083)
Preserved (1,069)
Truss (29,548)
US 36 (39)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to highway bridge
  • June 20, 2016: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

South Fork Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted June 20, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks to Clark Vance for the research. Apparently this is not an old railroad.

South Fork Prairie Dog Creek Bridge
Posted June 20, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The South Fork of the Prairie Dog Creek is crossed by what appears to be an abandoned railroad grade. This bridge may, or may not, be of historical significance. It appears that a farmer is using it.