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BNSF - Colby Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler

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BH Photo #486580

Map 

Description 

Built 1910 by American Bridge Company of New York, 1 plaque intact

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Colby Creek on BNSF Railway
Location
Shawnee County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1910
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Span length: 56.0 ft.
Total length: 56.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89607, -95.70018   (decimal degrees)
38°53'46" N, 95°42'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/265826/4308709 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

American Bridge Co. (1,522)
BNSF Railway (1,515)
Built 1910 (1,171)
Built during 1910s (9,683)
Girder (10,307)
Kansas (3,198)
Open (39,995)
Owned by railroad (12,508)
Plate girder (7,991)
Railroad (15,615)
Shawnee County, Kansas (86)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,107)
Through girder (3,844)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,318)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 28, 2019: Added by John Marvig

Sources 

Comments 

BNSF - Colby Creek Bridge
Posted December 5, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Hmmmm....all I can say is that is the bridge at the pinned location - visited today...was hoping it was in fact 138 years old or whatever, but happy to run into a 110 year-old bridge anytime!

BNSF - Colby Creek Bridge
Posted December 5, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I believe this was the bridge in my 1984 bridge book listed as being 1882..too bad itís clearly not as such. I wonder if this was a transpositional error and the bridge was replaced with this bridge between my 1937 and my 1984 records, or if this bridge is indeed original to this spot.