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BNSF Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in April 2017

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BH Photo #386507

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over BNSF Railroad on Minor Col 171 (W 325th St)
Location
Osage County, Kansas
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1930; Lost 2018
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 27.9 ft.
Total length: 176.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.47789, -95.70234   (decimal degrees)
38°28'40" N, 95°42'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/264270/4262300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waverly NW
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
45
Inventory numbers
KS 000700995305100 (Kansas local bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 47654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (12,739)
Built 1930 (1,579)
Built during 1930s (10,695)
Destroyed by fire (140)
Kansas (2,802)
Lost (19,630)
Lost 2018 (35)
Lost during 2010s (2,210)
Osage County, Kansas (41)
Owned by county (18,951)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,952)
Timber stringer (3,404)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,853)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Updated to Lost
  • January 4, 2018: New photos from Ron Reber
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 12, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

Comments 

Railroad Bridge
Posted April 17, 2018, by Richie Kennedy (richiekennedy56 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sadly, this bridge was lost to fire on April 16, 2018. Photos and video of the fire can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/tyler.litch.9/posts/102154380082819...

Railroad Bridge
Posted April 12, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Wo, what a monster..... driving across this open bridge is very precarious, need to go very slow.... could see boards moving underneath my car tires. A gigantic beauty in Osage County on the curve, even better.