Birch Creek Bridge, Osage County

Abandoned Midland Valley Railroad

The long defunct Midland Valley Railroad has left Osage County with a rich collection of abandoned railroad structures, such as this bridge south of Barnsdall on the old mainline. Built in 1905 by the Pennsylvania Steel Co., of Steelton, Pa, this is a massively constructed riveted Warren pony truss. Above, bridgehunter Ken Parker serves a scale at the endpost in this through view of the structure.

Below, builder's plaque.

Above, a side view of this impressive bridge.

Below, a view along the lower chord to the massive stone pier.

Above, and below, deck views of the massively built pony truss.


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