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CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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BH Photo #414617

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned through truss bridge over South Fork Solomon River on Central Kansas Railroad (abandoned)
Location
Osborne County, Kansas
Status
Closed to traffic
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Central Kansas Railway (CKRY)
- Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (KO)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
ATSF - South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.42384, -98.67389   (decimal degrees)
39°25'26" N, 98°40'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/528069/4363863 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osborne
Land survey
T. 7 S., R. 12 W., Sec. 21
Inventory number
BH 75212 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • December 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad"
  • December 24, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Solomon River"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It is great that the landowners let you visit the bridge. This one is exceptionally light for railroad bridge.

CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted December 24, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Met some great folks in Osborne, they hooked me up with local land owner wholived next to this old bridge, I stepped off a 680' approach on the West side and there is very huge sinkhole on the east Side, plaques removed, trees growing through the tracks, wonderful experience visiting this old abandoned survivor

CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted December 22, 2017, by David Larson (dvdlcrsn [at] gmail [dot] com)

There were some pictures of this bridge posted recently in the facebook group "Old Abandoned and Interesting Places-Kansas"

CK - South Fork Solomon River Bridge
Posted January 18, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This through truss is my latest discovery. I cannot positively identify the truss type from satellite imagery.