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SKOL - Elk River Bridge



Through truss bridge over Elk River on Railroad
Elk County, Kansas
Open to traffic
Built 1903
- South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL)
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.36806, -96.16428   (decimal degrees)
37°22'05" N, 96°09'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/751117/4139476 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elk Falls
Inventory number
BH 57947 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 1903 (597)
Built during 1900s (7,338)
Elk County, Kansas (15)
Kansas (3,202)
Open (40,040)
Owned by railroad (12,593)
Railroad (15,663)
Skewed (4,919)
South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (30)
Through truss (15,279)
Truss (33,131)

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2017: Updated by John Marvig: Added Information from ATSF Bridge Book
  • September 11, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added categories "Skewed", "Railroad"


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


SKOL - Elk River Bridge
Posted October 24, 2017, by technical term (sort of)


SKOL - Elk River Bridge
Posted October 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Shadow says...drumroll please...

It's a skewed Pratt truss!

SKOL Elk River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2013, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The "What's here" button is pretty accurate at determining what company currently uses the line.

You're correct that SKOL/SK&O uses the line.

Elk River Railroad Bridge
Posted September 11, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I just discovered this bridge thanks to Google Maps. I will let the railfans decide the appropriate company, although it might be the Southern Kansas & Oklahoma (SK&O).

It is probably a standard Pratt or Warren through truss. It is located just outside of the town of Elk Falls, which is known for a wrought iron Pratt through truss built by George E. King.