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BNSF - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge


Photo taken by Krista Lee in December 2012


BH Photo #324703


Bridge over Marais des Cygnes River on Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Miami County, Kansas
Open to traffic
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48312, -94.86636   (decimal degrees)
38°28'59" N, 94°51'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/337213/4261071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 44875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 6, 2018: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • June 19, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added design
  • May 17, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • September 19, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: New aerial imagery indicates that this is a through truss.
  • April 14, 2010: Added by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com


BNSF - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted October 6, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

VIRGINIA BRIDGE AND IRON CO. ROANOKE VA 1926 .....very busy line, long approach on one side....1974-abutment, beautiful tall stone pillars

BNSF - Marais des Cygnes River Bridge
Posted May 17, 2015, by Krista Lee (stbrigidofoz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This photo was take December 2012 looking West.

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (east)
Posted February 4, 2013, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just had a look at that link that Ruth posted. WOW, those are some incredible flood pictures. Seriously, check them out.

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (east)
Posted January 23, 2013, by Ruth Reynolds (ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com)


If you look at this link, the 3rd picture shows this bridge. These pictures were taken after the flood of 2007.

Marais des Cygnes River Railroad Bridge (east)
Posted April 14, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have not seen this bridge, nor found any records. Google Maps clearly shows a railroad bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River at this location. The shadow indicates a possible Warren through truss.