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This aerial view looks southeast toward the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Eastern line., Eastern Division first district bridge, showing flooding on the Kansas River at Topeka, Kansas. The weight of the water was so great it caused two spans of the bridge to collapse. During June and July of 1951 extremely heavy rains caused some of the greatest flooding ever seen in Kansas history. These high waters affected all the area river basins of the Kansas, Neosho, Marais des Cygnes and Verdigris.

Creator: Anderson Photo Co.
Date: July 14, 1951

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Item Number: 211173
Call Number: QC.9 STO.F.1951 *65
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211173

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