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KYLE - Minneapolis Pegram Truss Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by Robert L Elder

BH Photo #103169

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Pipe Creek on the Kyle Railroad at Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1893, Relocated here 1915
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
- George Pegram of Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Kyle Railroad (KYLE)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pegram through truss
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12231, -97.71248   (decimal degrees)
39°07'20" N, 97°42'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/611298/4331139 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minneapolis South
Land survey
T. 11 S., R. 4 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 18358 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2020: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Relocated"; Originally built at Columbus, Nebraska
  • September 19, 2017: New photo from David Larson
  • January 6, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Kyle Railroad ", "Genesee & Wyoming Inc.", "Railroad"
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link.
  • February 12, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • September 11, 2006: Posted photos from Robert L Elder



KYLE - Minneapolis Pegram Truss Bridge
Posted October 16, 2017, by David Larson (dvdclrsn [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you, Robert. I'm hoping to come back when there is a train crossing the bridge early in the morning. This may be a challenge as trains just run a few times per week and I live about 45 miles from here.

KYLE - Minneapolis Pegram Truss Bridge
Posted September 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice shot, David!

KYLE - Minneapolis Pegram Truss Bridge
Posted August 22, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Field visited today. It appears to be carrying light railroad traffic, but I did not see a train.

I talked with a group of teenagers who informed me that many of the high school students in Minneapolis appreciate this historic bridge and consider it to be an important part of the town.