LASR.net Homepage



Menu

Mighty Samson


category : Historic Bridges
Mighty Samson The Samson Bridge was erected in 1939, by the railroads to cross the Cimarron River. It was built three miles east of Arkalon as a potential railroad crossing. When the original railroad crossing at Arkalon was flooded, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railway diverted the railroad track to the Samson Bridge. The Bridge helped speed the commerce of the Southwest to its destination. Called the Samson of the Cimarron, the Mighty Samson is 1,268 feet long and was considered an engineering marvel of the day.


Address: Located 13 miles northeast of Liberal, off of Highway 54.

Come visit us in Liberal, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Arkalon Park

Travelers on U.S. Highway 54, struck by the round horizon and massive skyscapes, would be surprised to find a series of ponds, streams, marshland and groves of cottonwood trees just north of the straight path they drive.

Liberal, KS RV Parks

Mighty Samson

The Samson Bridge was erected in 1939

Liberal, KS Historic Bridges


International Pancake Race

A tradition since 1950, the International running of the Pancake Race has become a symbolic event of peace and unity between the Untied States and England. Pancake Day is always on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Some people refer to it as "Fat Tuesday."

Liberal, KS One Of A Kinds

Rock Island Depot

In April, 1888, the first train with goods other than construction materials arrived at the end of the new Rock Island line in Liberal, Kansas.

Liberal, KS Railroad History

Things to do Historic Bridges near Liberal, KS