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Branch Wakarusa Landon Trail Trestle Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2018

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BH Photo #439112

Map 

Description 

Old MoPac RR line, being converted to Landon Rail to Trail, most likely built ca. 1918 as girder bridges to east and west dates with 1918 plaque

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Branch of Wakarusa River on Landon Rail to Trail
Location
Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built by Missouri Pacific Railroad ca. 1918
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Timber stringer, newer cement platform pedestrian walkway for evolving Landon Rail to Trail
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Branch Wakarusa MoPac Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89600, -95.55133   (decimal degrees)
38°53'46" N, 95°33'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/278737/4308329 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83688 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

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Comments 

Branch Wakarusa Landon Trail Trestle Bridge
Posted December 2, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Nice, Mike!! Ha!!

Branch Wakarusa Landon Trail Trestle Bridge
Posted December 2, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ha! You never know what you'll find around bridges! I was semi-accosted under US31 Wabash bridge in Miami Co by a homeless (probably) old lady. Only thing she didn't say was "Get Outta My House!!" I may be a little twisted, but was sad & hilarious

Branch Wakarusa Landon Trail Trestle Bridge
Posted December 2, 2018, by Luke

That poor Ute.

Branch Wakarusa Landon Trail Trestle Bridge
Posted December 2, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Adorned with upside down Subaru Brat in creek 😃