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Richland Vicinity Wakarusa River Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in November 2017

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BH Photo #412011

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Description 

Solid pony plate girder, built for one of several RR companies that were tied to this line over the decades, ran through original site of Richland, Kansas, connected to the west into Topeka, currently in the process of being converted to a rail to trail

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through girder bridge over Wakarusa River on Former Railroad, now in process being converted to part of Landon Trail
Location
Richland, Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Solid old RR plate girder bridge, rails removed and paved for pedestrians
Future prospects
Will eventually be part of connected Landon Trail rail-to-trail, mostly heading in NW direction on old RR line toward Topeka
History
Build date unknown, tied to original line construction early 1900's
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony/through girder, with very long approach on west side
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Also called
Landon Trail - Wakarusa River Bridge
MoPac - Wakarusa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89293, -95.54393   (decimal degrees)
38°53'35" N, 95°32'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/279369/4307971 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richland
Inventory number
BH 79547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2017: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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