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MoPac - US75 Overpass

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Overview
Lost steel stringer bridge over US75 Hwy on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Lost
Future prospects
Was demolished and replaced by a new bridge for the Flint Hills Rail Trail. This was needed to widen US 75 to four lanes.
History
Built 1936; Replaced 2010
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.5 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.64183, -95.68452   (decimal degrees)
38°38'31" N, 95°41'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/266356/4280450 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyndon NW
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0070-B0035 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 45447 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,021)
Built 1936 (1,082)
Built during 1930s (11,071)
Have street view (25,070)
Kansas (2,949)
Lost (21,319)
Lost 2010 (409)
Lost during 2010s (2,502)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (305)
Osage County, Kansas (61)
Railroad (14,228)
Replaced by new bridge (14,065)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,732)
Steel stringer (5,493)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,303)
US 75 (43)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2015: Updated by Max : Fixed typo in name, added rail trail category
  • January 10, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated multiple categories to reflect current status - lost.
  • June 4, 2010: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Us75 Hwy Bridge
Posted January 10, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

"Graceful"? It's an MOB. Certainly not graceful. I agree that an historic truss bridge would be a much better fit here too. Minnesota has done (or is about to do) this in two locations--see below.

http://www.bridgehunter.com/mn/koochiching/5721/

http://www.bridgehunter.com/mn/hennepin/luce-line-trail/

Both of these bridges were built before the turn of the century. The Silverdale Bridge was built in 1877, and the Luce Line Trail Bridge in 1885. Both pass over extremely busy roadways.

Us75 Hwy Bridge
Posted January 10, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The new bridge has been describe as "graceful", but I would have rather seen a true historic truss moved here - assuming that the length would have been sufficient to accomodate US 75 below. This rail-trail has two historic trusses on it, so another one would certainly fit right in!

Us75 Hwy Bridge
Posted January 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Still... a MOB bridge?! Yuck! Better get my...

Us75 Hwy Bridge
Posted January 10, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The new MOB is now in place. The old bridge had little, if any historical value, so its loss is not significant.

Us75 Hwy Bridge
Posted September 21, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is scheduled to be demolished tomorrow:

http://www.och-c.com/topstories/2010/0916/091610bridge.html

It will be replaced by a modern pedestrian bridge that will carry the Flint Hills Nature Trail. The project is necessary to accomodate a wider US-75.