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Rock Island - Deep Creek Bridge


Street View 


Abandoned TPG bridge over Deep Creek on Former CRI&P Railroad
Riley County, Kansas
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
1 - 74' Through Plate Girder
1 - 60' Through Plate Girder
Length of largest span: 74.0 ft.
Total length: 134.0 ft.
Also called
Rock Island Bridge #1343-C
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16231, -96.39517   (decimal degrees)
39°09'44" N, 96°23'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/725056/4338020 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint George
Inventory number
BH 56643 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 6, 2014: Updated by Dylan VanAntwerp: added info
  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected railroad to the prexisting category. "deleted" the new category.
  • July 20, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to CRI&P
  • June 16, 2013: Updated by Max : Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"



CRI&P Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

It does indeed Mr. Vance!

UP Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Anyone else think the satellite view looks like a deck truss?

UP (Rock Island) Deep Creek Bridge
Posted July 20, 2013, by Robert Nichols (robert_nichols [at] outlook [dot] com)

Here's a point of historic clarification. Zeandale, Kansas is located on what was once the Rock Island Railroad (Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific or CRI&P) Clay Center or "High Line" secondary main line between McFarland and Belleville, Kansas. The line entered service in 1887 and was operated until 1980, when it was abandoned. The rails were sold for salvage and dismantled in 1984. The Deep Creek Bridge that's the subject of this entry was part of that Rock Island route. The Union Pacific line nearest to Zeandale runs roughly parallel to the old Rock Island, about a mile north, across the Kansas River, between Manhattan and Wamego.