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ATSF - Alma Bridge

Photo 

"Unused and perhaps unsafe, the trestle over Mill Creek near Alma, Kansas hasn't been used by railroad cars since a landslide south of the town in 1968. Local businessmen and historians hope to restore the track and train traffic as a tourist attraction" - 1972 Press Caption

Press Photo; Used under Fair Use

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BH Photo #452126

Map 

Description 

Relocated from another location

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Location
Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Status
Removed
History
Built ca. 1890; Relocated 1914; Abandoned due to landslide elsewhere on line 1968; Removed ?
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas (Likely Builder)
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01091, -96.28040   (decimal degrees)
39°00'39" N, 96°16'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/735476/4321507 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85910 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 13, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: added information from ATSF Bridge Records
  • July 13, 2019: New photo from Luke

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