Rating:
3 votes

RI - Timber Creek Arch Bridge

Photos 

Taken from the north side in Bala Park, looking south into Fort Riley.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in March 2003

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BH Photo #119926

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Timber Creek on Abandoned CRI&P Grade
Location
Riley County, Kansas
Status
Closed to all traffic
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Bala Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.30706, -96.94572   (decimal degrees)
39°18'25" N, 96°56'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/677120/4352863 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leonardville
Inventory number
BH 37066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,440)
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (990)
Closed (2,545)
Deck arch (10,682)
Kansas (2,949)
Railroad (14,224)
Riley County, Kansas (22)
Stone arch (2,752)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2017: New photo from David Larson
  • October 18, 2017: New photo from David Larson
  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "railroad"
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Adjusted GPS Coordinates.
  • August 4, 2008: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

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

Comments 

Bala Park Bridge
Posted August 4, 2008, by Robert Elder (bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

The railroad grade at this location is also the northern boundary of Fort Riley. The north side of this bridge is accessible from Bala Park. The south side is in Fort Riley.