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BNSF - US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Overpass



Steel stringer bridge with Art Deco substructure over US 75 on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
Open to traffic
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Steel stringer with Art Deco substructure
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98754, -95.68767   (decimal degrees)
38°59'15" N, 95°41'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/267211/4318830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 12 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 19
Inventory number
BH 45422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Date from plaque
  • June 2, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview and Design description
  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


BNSF - US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Overpass
Posted July 9, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

orthotropic deck? odd indeed

BNSF - US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Overpass
Posted July 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm good with adding an "Odd Duck" category... Because I have no clue!

BNSF - US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Overpass
Posted July 8, 2019, by Luke

This is certainly a bit of an odd duck... Reminds me of this bridge in Tony's backyard: http://bridgehunter.com/in/marion/bh84071/

And this one in Lawrence, Massachusetts: http://bridgehunter.com/ma/essex/c-rr-north-canal/

US 75 (Topeka Boulevard) Railroad Underpass
Posted May 31, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a unique railroad underpass. Although I have known about it for many years, I have never seen one exactly like it. I have added some Street View links if anybody would like to evaluate this structure.

For now, I am classifying it as a steel stringer as opposed to a tunnel. Please advise if there is a more appropriate category.