Rating:
10 votes

KYLE - Scandia Bridge

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Republican River on Kyle Railroad
Location
Scandia, Republic County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Kyle Railroad (KYLE)
Design
Three span through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78712, -97.79003   (decimal degrees)
39°47'14" N, 97°47'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/603603/4404830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scandia
Inventory number
BH 48786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2011: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted December 30, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Gene:

This is great news! I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted December 30, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

It most certainly does exist, I just photographed it. In excellent condition, with fairly new ties, and modern heavyweight rails. I will post photos when I get home. 3 huge spans.

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think so too, Matt. Even the Stillwater Lift Bridge got a fraction of a star (one that I photographed). The Half-Star Bandit also likes to slam any truss bridges found by Sheldon.

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Matt Lohry

I think someone's just trying to get your goat, Robert! Five stars from me.

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A fraction of a star for a triple span through truss? Somebody really does hate my bridges!

Scandia Republican River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Google Earth clearly shows a three span through truss at this location as of 2002 (the clearest imagery). The latest imagery (2008) shows a bridge here, but it is hard to tell if it is a truss bridge. Feel free to speculate, everybody.