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Elk Springs Railroad Bridge

Photo 

Postcard

Photo taken by James Baughn

BH Photo #128083

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Elk River on the Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
McDonald County, Missouri
Status
Lost
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.58504, -94.45246   (decimal degrees)
36°35'06" N, 94°27'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370063/4049823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Noel
Land survey
T. 21 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 38196 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 8, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Status updated to lost
  • May 11, 2009: Updated by Nathan Morton: Replaced by a girder bridge
  • November 22, 2008: New photo from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Elk Springs Railroad Bridge
Posted July 8, 2011, by Justin (justinminor [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Floated under this bridge last tuesday. It appears that the below comments are correct, and the current bridge is indeed in the location of the original.

Elk Springs Railroad Bridge
Posted March 31, 2010, by Mary Smith (MNSmith [at] aol [dot] com)

Mr Rice Clifton Parish was the gentleman that cut the stone for the original bridge. His old dairy farm is still in existence in Noel and there are a few house on it that he cut all the stone for and built. l

Elk Springs Railroad Bridge
Posted January 12, 2009, by Tom Beckett (joyrider59 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If this is the bridge I think it is, it has been replaced bya plate girder bridge with the tracks on the deck. The through truss has been gone for some time, though I'm not sure how long. I moved to Siloam Springs Ark in 2007-about 35 miles away-and go here frequently.

Elk Springs Railroad Bridge
Posted November 23, 2008, by Mike (mikebon088 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Replaced by plate girders, with new piers placed midway between original piers. This is on the KCS main line.