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MoPac - Batesville Overpass

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I was not completely certain how to classify this bridge located at the townsite of Batesville, Kansas. US 54 passes under an abandoned railroad grade at this location. Photos were taken from a gravel road parallel to US 54.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in January 2005

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BH Photo #112588

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete rigid frame for US 54 on Abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Woodson County, Kansas
Status
Lost
Railroad
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.83622, -95.86872   (decimal degrees)
37°50'10" N, 95°52'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/247548/4191521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toronto SE
Inventory number
BH 36331 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Have street view (25,405)
Kansas (3,052)
Lost (22,256)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (317)
Railroad (14,365)
Rigid frame (628)
US 54 (27)
Woodson County, Kansas (15)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added Railroad Name
  • November 2, 2010: New Street View added by Robert Elder
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link which shows demolition in progress.
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Overview
  • November 2, 2009: Updated by Robert Elder: Updated Status, Status Description, and added Lost to Categories.
  • May 16, 2008: Updated by David B. Haun: Updated Catergories
  • March 1, 2008: Updated by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David B. Haun
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Batesville Underpass
Posted November 2, 2009, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you go to www.maps.google.com, search for Batesville, Kansas and go to street view, you can "drive" through the tunnel while it is being demolished. Better hurry, before they update google maps though!

Batesville Underpass
Posted May 13, 2008, by Robert Elder (bass-tbn [at] ku [dot] edu)

The Kansas Department of Transportation is undertaking a project to re-align US 54 at Batesville. This underpass is scheduled for removal as part of the project.