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Flint Hills Nature Trail - Middle Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Robert Elder in July 2010

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BH Photo #169680

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Middle Creek on Flint Hills Nature Trail (rail trail)
Location
Franklin County, Kansas
Status
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
Carries non-motorized traffic on the Flint Hills Nature Trail
History
Built 19?? by the American Bridge Co. Converted to pedestrian use ca. 2009.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Eight panel, riveted Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56454, -95.12984   (decimal degrees)
38°33'52" N, 95°07'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/314438/4270605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peoria
Inventory number
BH 44876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2020: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 15, 2010: New photos from Robert Elder
  • July 11, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited multiple categories
  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited multiple categories
  • April 14, 2010: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com

Comments 

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Middle Creek Bridge
Posted April 7, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Previous photos in this thread are of other bridge on west side of Ottawa on same trail....our new photos here are from visit today, our 1st tome experiencing this bridge, very nice, some stretches of trail to the east seem to be yet developed but we are hoping soon.....

Flint Hills Nature Trail - Middle Creek Bridge
Posted August 14, 2016, by julie@borkowskifamily.com (julie [at] borkowskifamily [dot] com)

I took pictures of this bridge recently. See attached.

Middle Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I photographed this bridge on 4 July 2010. Photographs coming soon...

Middle Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted April 14, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Web page for the trail. Photo 12 has a picture of the Warren through truss, which is possibly this bridge.

http://www.flinthillstrail.org/

Middle Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted April 14, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

A rail-trail is being constructed between Osawatomie and Herington. Apparently, the stretch between Osawatomie and Ottawa is open and includes a Warren through truss. Based on Google Maps, I suspect that this is the bridge.