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UP - Mill Creek Bridge (Paxico)


Paxico Rail Bridge

Looking East. Two identical trusses...

Photo taken by John Marvig in March 2017


BH Photo #382535



Warren Through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built Ca. 1904 Elsewhere, Moved here 1923, Westbound Span Approach Rebuilt 1932
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad (OKT)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06426, -96.13946   (decimal degrees)
39°03'51" N, 96°08'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/747496/4327802 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 36301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 22, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Railroad"
  • February 21, 2008: Added by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


UP - Mill Creek Bridge (Paxico)
Posted August 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have suspected that it might have come from the other Mill Creek crossing. This would not be a surprise.

UP - Mill Creek Bridge (Paxico)
Posted August 24, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Did a little abstract thinking about this bridge. Looking at the piers, it appears the current unused span (westbound) was built during the Ca. 1904 date, and the other span added in 1923 during the double tracking.

Because the trusses are standardized and were primarily built between 1901 and 1905 for the Rock Island, I suspect the second truss came from another close location over Mill Creek (or even possibly nearby Dog Creek) when that bridge was double tracked at the same time.


Mill Creek Bridge
Posted February 21, 2008, by Robert L. Elder (Robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This railroad bridge consists of a pair of single span through trusses. The bridge is located north of I-70 near the Snokomo Road exit (exit 335).