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ATSF - Delaware River Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #465240

Map 

Description 

Build date comes from Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridge records at Temple, TX Railroad Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Delaware River on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Location
Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1897, second truss added 1929; Replaced 1969
Railroad
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Design
1-149' Through Truss (Built 1929)
1-164' Pinned Through Truss (Built 1897)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.0 ft.
Total length: 362.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35075, -95.45365   (decimal degrees)
39°21'03" N, 95°27'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/288573/4358572 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • January 24, 2020: Added by John Marvig

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ATSF - Delaware River Bridge (Old)
Posted January 25, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Whoops, I think I added the wrong replacement date. It was removed in 1969.

ATSF - Delaware River Bridge (Old)
Posted January 24, 2020, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Thanks for this bridge add, John. Constant aggravation over the years trying to figure out this spot with the extant composite bridge, and the 2 sets of abutments within a few 100 yards east of that, no photos known of those old bridges....weird how this RR bridge expansion occurred in 1929, but was then closed same year?