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UP - Cross Creek Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cross Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Damaged by train derailment September 2011 and replaced
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29978, -96.04435   (decimal degrees)
39°17'59" N, 96°02'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/754873/4354210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Emmett
Inventory number
BH 42286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Kansas (2,731)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 2011 (410)
Lost during 2010s (2,080)
Owned by railroad (9,967)
Pottawatomie County, Kansas (24)
Replaced by new bridge (12,573)
Through truss (12,952)
Truss (29,557)
Union Pacific Railroad (1,933)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has been replaced
  • September 6, 2011: Updated by Robert Elder: Damaged by train derailment.
  • April 10, 2009: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cross Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The article has been updated since my previous comment. Still uncertain as to the future of this small through truss. Google Earth has good imagery of the bridge.

Cross Creek Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge received extensive damage from a train derailment on 5 September 2011. The UP railroad "is planning to lay pipes in the water, instead of replacing the bridge" ??????

Source: http://cjonline.com/news/2011-09-06/union-pacific-train-dera...