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UP - Big Blue River Bridge (Manhattan)

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Robert Elder

BH Photo #103175

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridge crossed the original channel of the Big Blue River, before a new channel was carved. When the new channel was created by floods, the railroad relocated the bridge north and added another span.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span lattice through truss bridge over Big Blue River on the Union Pacific Railroad, just east of Manhattan
Location
Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910 using Relocated 1903 Trusses
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Triple-intersection lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 455.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19134, -96.53617   (decimal degrees)
39°11'29" N, 96°32'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/712785/4340901 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manhattan
Inventory number
BH 18408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • June 12, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 14, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated categories
  • June 5, 2007: Posted photos from Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler