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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Bridges - Samson of the Cimarron


This is the Samson of the Cimarron, a 1,269 foot railroad bridge that spans the Cimarron River, located 13 miles north of Liberal, Kansas. It was built in 1939, replacing 3.5 miles of curves and areas of frequent flooding, by raising the tracks 113 feet above the riverbed. This bridge was considered an engineering marvel of its day.

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18 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very cool! i've never seen that bridge before.

Brian Miller said...

nice. grew up by a railroad so love these old bridges...and miss the thunder as it rolls by...

Lesley said...

and took about 3 miles off the journey! great engineering.

Gail said...

Amazing feat of engineering...wonder if it was one of the jobs they made to employee people during the Great Depression.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Old bridges seem to be my weakness for some reason. I love your photos!
Thanks for sharing it Pat. :)

B xx

Eva Gallant said...

An amazing structure! I might never have seen it had you not posted this photo. thanks.

Missy said...

Bridges are so amazing!

Steven Anthony said...

I love bridges, you have seen some great ones:)

David Waters said...

something so beautiful and haunting about bridges.

Sunny said...

I love bridges but I don't like to be on them or under them! I know I'm weird! LOL
Glad the picture arrived and you like it :)
☼ Sunny

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cool!

J Bar said...

Good bridge shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Marka said...

A marvel in its day and still an amazing sight today.

Francisca said...

It's seems to me all bridges are marvels, and this is a marvelous addition to Sunday Bridges.

Valerie said...

Seems a lot of people like bridges, me included. Nice post, Pat.

Allen said...

Bridges are cool, they always amaze me. The really really old one are so cool. Like the ones back in the 1400's, when they didnt have the machines we have today.

Mama Zen said...

Nice shot, Pat!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great looking structure, old bridges like that one are fascinating to me.

Thanks for the nice comment on my header photo. I will be showing more photos of that scene later in the week.