Kansas Bridges Book Research - Types / Sizes / Locations / Photographs / Maps - Inquiry

Discussion in 'Bridges' started by rich57, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. rich57

    rich57 Member

    Does anyone have a complete list of bridges showing dimensions, types and location on any of the Kansas Subdivisions.

    I am doing a project on the subject for an individual writing a book on this subject.

    Thank you for any help that is given.
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  2. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    I do have several photographs of local bridges.

    What type of bridges are you researching?

    Only river crossings, road over and under passes, etc.?

    I live in Wichita and if you want, give me a call and we can go from there.

    Tony LaLumia
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Tell us more about this book.
  4. rich57

    rich57 Member

    It is just in the very early stages.

    I have not decided yet if it will include all railroads in Kansas or just the Frisco in Kansas.

    I will credit all those who help and provide pictures, maps, track charts and other information.

    I am a volunteer at the Colorado Railroad Museum and we have very little on the Frisco.

    I will keep folks updated.

    Thank you again for your help!
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  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    You've got to visit or do some research on the terrific Art Deco underpass that goes over Kansas highway K-400.

    The Art Deco bridge's concrete is sculptured with "Frisco Lines" engraved into the surface. I may be wrong about the highway number, I've only seen pictures of the underpass. I think there are photographs of the bridge posted on this chat board.

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's near Beaumont?

    Tom G.
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  6. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    You are correct about the highway number.

    The state built a new road and bridge over the Frisco just to the south several years ago and of course did not remove or fill the bridge as it was in use at the time. It has since had the tracks removed, but is in excellent shape.

    In fact, you can get off of Highway 400 and park on the old highway under the old bridge. There is also another highway bridge on Highway 400 between Wichita and Augusta that was originally a two lane road and later was expanded to 4 lanes and the bridge was made longer to cross.

    Tony L.
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  7. mark

    mark Staff Member Staff Member

    Bumping this thread.

    It has been over 10 years since the comments were made about a possible new book on Kansas bridges.

    Does anyone have any information, updates, know status or if the book was ever published?

    Hope this helps.


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