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BNSF - Wakarusa Bridge

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in January 2018

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BH Photo #416955

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Description 

Pony plate girder, built 1903 with plaque intact on east-facing, south span exterior, solid condition, 2 seperate 100' girders, paint seems fresh, just north of Coker Rd. in Wakarusa, KS on BNSF line

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wakarusa River on BNSF
Location
Wakarusa, Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Open to RR traffic
History
Built 1903 by the American Bridge Co. out of New York
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony plate girders, 2 seperate, both are same dimensions, back to back
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.0 ft.
Also called
BNSF - Wakarusa River Bridge (Wakarusa)
Coker Road Wakarusa River Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88264, -95.69369   (decimal degrees)
38°52'58" N, 95°41'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/266345/4307202 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wakarusa
Inventory number
BH 80273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 27, 2018: Added by Nick Schmiedeler

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