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BNSF - Kansas River Bridge (Topeka)

Photos 

Photo taken by Dylan Edwards

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #242855

Map 

Street View 

    Description 

    From North to South:

    Span #1 - 6 Panel Warren Through Truss (Built 1968)
    Span #2/#3 - 7 Panel Pratt Through Trusses (Built 1909)
    Span #4 - 6 Panel Pratt Through Truss, Built Ca. 1902 and relocated here 1952
    Span #5 - 6 Panel Baltimore Through Truss (Built 1952)
    Span #6 - 7 Panel Pratt Through Truss (Built 1909)
    Through Plate Girder Span (Built 1909)
    I-Beam Span (Built 1968)

    Facts 

    Overview
    Through truss bridge over Kansas River on the BNSF Railway in Topeka
    Location
    Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1909, 2 Spans Replaced 1952, Lengthened 1968
    Builder
    - American Bridge Co. of New York
    Railroads
    - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
    - BNSF Railway (BNSF)
    Design
    From North to South
    1 six panel Warren through truss
    2 seven panel Pratt through truses
    1 six panel Pratt through truss
    1 six panel Baltimore through truss
    1 seven panel Pratt through truss
    1 plate through girder approach
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
    Total length: 999.7 ft.
    Also called
    ATSF Railroad Bridge
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +39.06205, -95.66066   (decimal degrees)
    39°03'43" N, 95°39'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    15/269793/4327032 (zone/easting/northing)
    Quadrangle map:
    Topeka
    Inventory number
    BH 18537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

    Update Log 

    • September 6, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
    • September 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
    • December 4, 2015: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Lattice Railing"
    • January 18, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
    • February 12, 2013: Updated by Chris Knight: Added category "Collapsed"
    • November 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"
    • April 30, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design description, Number of main spans (6), Span configuration, and Categories.
    • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link

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