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31st Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.071128,-94.588526

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Carries W. 31st Street over Penn Valley Drive (Wyandotte Street)
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Three-span continuous concrete tee beam
Total Length: 86.9 Feet
Span Length: 50.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete tee beam bridge over Penn Valley Drive (Wyandotte Street) on W. 31st Street
History: Built 1916; rehabilitated 1974
Built: 1916

Location: Jackson County

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Blue River 15th Street Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 39.093720,-94.493220

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Carries East 15th Street over Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Eight panel Pratt through truss with stone piers
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on East 15th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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500748

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in June 2021

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27th Street Viaduct

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.077597,-94.563908

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Carries 27th Street over Vine Street
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 371.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Vine Street on 27th Street in Kansas City
History: Built 1917; demolished 2005
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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116868

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

116869

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116870

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116871

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116872

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116873

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116874

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116875

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116876

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116877

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116878

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116879

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116880

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116881

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116882

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

375702

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Published prior to 1923

488678

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27th Street Viaduct

Photo from old postcard

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E 58th Street Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.018701,-94.516087

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Carries 58th Street over KC Southern Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer with wooden deck
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over the KC Southern Railroad on E. 58th Street in Kansas City
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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238888

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Looking west

Things don't look good for repairs

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241419

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Another pipe

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241420

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Looking south

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241421

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West abutment

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241422

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East abutment

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241423

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Bents

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241424

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Looking north at 56th St pedestrian bridge

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241425

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Insulated pipe on north side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241426

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No activity in four weeks

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

241427

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From SE corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

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E. 86th Street Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic
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Location: 38.969200,-94.515090

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Carries 86th Street over KC Southern Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with wooden deck
Total Length: 96.1 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Wooden bridge over the KC Southern Railroad on 86th Street in Kansas City
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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228404

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South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228405

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Looking north

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228406

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East substructure

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228407

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West substructure

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228408

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West substructure

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228409

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West substructure

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228410

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Looking west at new railing

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

228411

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Chip and seal over timber

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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ASB Bridge

Status: Open to railroad traffic

Location: 39.116632,-94.580228

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Carries BNSF Railway over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: From south to north, as originally built: Two deck plate girder spans, total length 92 ft. One Baltimore through truss span, length 285.9 ft. Five deck plate girder spans, total length 287 ft. Six deck plate girder spans, total length 428 ft. One vertical-lift Baltimore through truss, 428 ft. One fixed Baltimore deck truss, 428 ft. One fixed Baltimore deck truss, 426 ft. Twenty-five deck plate girder spans, total length 1399 ft. One Baltimore through truss, length 129 ft. Five deck plate girder spans, total length 173 ft.
Total Length: 1475.0 Feet
Span Length: 428.0 Feet

Overview: Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on the BNSF Railway in Kansas City
History: Opened to traffic on December 28, 1911; upper roadway deck removed 1987
Built: 1911

Location: Jackson County

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105556

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Overview from the west

Photo taken by James Baughn

105557

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Side view of main span

Photo taken by James Baughn

105558

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Oblique view of main span

Photo taken by James Baughn

105559

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Northern approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

105560

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South tower

Photo taken by James Baughn

105561

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Lower level

Photo taken by James Baughn

105562

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Counterweights

Photo taken by James Baughn

105563

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Stone pier

Photo taken by James Baughn

105564

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Plaque

1910   1911
Missouri River Bridge
Built by
Union Depot Bridge & Terminal R.R. Co.
F.W. Fratt President
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Waddell & Harrington
Consulting Engineers
Kansas City, Mo.
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Contractors for Superstructure and Erection
McClintic Marshall Construction Co.
Contractors for Piles
American Concrete Co.
Contractors for Substructure
James O'Connor & Son

Photo taken by James Baughn

105565

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South portal

The following photos were taken from the adjacent Heart of America bridge

Photo taken by James Baughn

105566

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Main span from east

Photo taken by James Baughn

105567

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Hoisting system at midspan

Photo taken by James Baughn

105568

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Kansas City skyline

Photo taken by James Baughn

105569

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Aerial view with span lowered

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105570

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Aerial view with span raised

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105571

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Aerial view of south approach

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105572

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Aerial view of north approach

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105573

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Upper level

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105574

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Lower level

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105575

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South abutment

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105576

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South approach truss

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105577

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Underneath south approach

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105578

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North approach truss

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105579

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North approach bent

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105580

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North abutment

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105581

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On top of main span

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105582

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South end machinery house

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105583

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Counterweight sheaves

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

105584

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Patent plaque

Waddell & Harrington Lift Bridge
Patented in U.S.A. Aug. 2 1909 Mar.
22 1910 Mar. 29 1910 May 21 1911
Other Patents Pending
Patented in Canada February 1 1910 March 9 1910

Photo taken in 1981 for the Historic American Engineering Record

125603

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View to North Through Trusses

Notice the auxiliary driving lanes outside the trusses.

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni, June, 1986

125604

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View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni, July, 1986

125605

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Closer View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni, July, 1986

147249

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MO Kansas City ASB Bridge

Work ongoing on the traffic deck. Construction or rehabilitation.

Scan by Mark Frazier

151973

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

151974

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

151976

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

151977

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

151978

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

213323

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213324

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213325

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213326

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213327

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213328

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213329

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213330

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213331

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213332

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213333

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213334

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213335

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213336

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213337

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213338

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213339

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213340

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213341

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213342

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213343

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213344

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213345

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213346

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213347

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213348

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213349

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213350

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213351

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213352

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213353

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213354

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213355

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213356

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213357

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

213358

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

260389

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ASB Bridge

Open

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

260390

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ASB Bridge

Closed

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

326304

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From The Electric Railway Journal, Volume 42, July-December 1913

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1920

364294

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ASB Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364295

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ASB Bridge

Plaque

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364296

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ASB Bridge

Lift Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364297

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ASB Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364298

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ASB Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364299

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ASB Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364300

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ASB Bridge

Counterweights

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364301

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ASB Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364302

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ASB Bridge

Pier #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364303

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ASB Bridge

Pier #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364304

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ASB Bridge

Lower Angle Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364305

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ASB Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364306

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ASB Bridge

Roller

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364307

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ASB Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364308

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ASB Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364309

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ASB Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364310

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ASB Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364311

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ASB Bridge

South End

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364312

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ASB Bridge

North Approaches

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364313

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ASB Bridge

Lower Connections, North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364314

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ASB Bridge

Upper Connections, North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364315

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ASB Bridge

Lift Detail

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364316

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ASB Bridge

Truss Details

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364317

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ASB Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364318

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ASB Bridge

Pier #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

364319

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ASB Bridge

Overview from Broadway

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

365115

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Lifting deck down

Published prior to 1923

365116

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Lifting deck up

Published prior to 1923

411915

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Circa 1923

Old Postcard View

433030

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ASB Bridge over Missouri River at flood stage

Photo taken July 14, 1951

Image modot_293A_004; Missouri Department of Transportation, RG 107.01; Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City

443408

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ASB Bridge

Looking South (I believe). I found this on the internet.

Photo shared by Neil Krout

448025

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448026

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448027

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448028

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448029

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448030

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448031

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

448032

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ASB Bridge Flood

July 14, 1951

Missouri State Archives

449335

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Photocopy of photograph (from files of Harrington & Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City)

Photo taken shortly after completion of bridge VIEW OF RIVER SPAN LOOKING WESTERLY - Armour, Swift, Burlington Bridge, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO

Photos from Survey HAER MO-2

476122

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476123

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476124

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476125

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476126

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476127

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476128

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476129

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

476130

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Shot of plaque of site nearby ASB where 1st bridge across river was built

Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

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US 24 over BNSF Railroad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.104633,-94.500028

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Carries US 24 (Winner Road) over BNSF Railroad
Design: frame/steel
Design Details: 17-span steel rigid frame
Total Length: 1242.7 Feet
Span Length: 76.4 Feet

Overview: Steel rigid frame bridge over BNSF Railroad on US 24 (Winner Road) in Kansas City
History: Built 1934-35 by M.E. Gillioz; rehabilitated 1977
Built: 1935

Location: Jackson County

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Bannister Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.946361,-94.430401

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Carries Bannister Road over Little Blue River
Design: truss/pony/parker
Design Details: Parker pony truss with rounded, vertical endposts
Total Length: 175.8 Feet
Span Length: 42.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Little Blue River on Bannister Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1931; replaced ca. 2004
Built: 1931

Location: Jackson County

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105585

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Replacement bridge

Photo taken by James Baughn

220811

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Piers on the pre 1931 alignment north of the current location

Photo taken by Clark Vance

220812

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Photo taken by Clark Vance

220813

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Photo taken by Clark Vance

220814

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Photo taken by Clark Vance

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Old US 40 Sni-A-Bar Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.013333,-94.186667

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Carries Old US 40 over Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Three riveted, 4-panel Pratt pony trusses, concrete piers and abutments.
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 49.8 Feet

Overview: Lost three-span pony truss bridge over Sni-A-Bar Creek on Old US 40 in Grain Valley
History: Built ca. 1930; rehabilitated 1940; replaced 2003
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Jackson County

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KCS - Blue Parkway Viaduct

Status: Open to railroad traffic above and four-lane highway traffic below

Location: 39.033597,-94.514016

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Blue Parkway
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 480.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Blue Parkway (former US 50) on the Kansas City Southern Railway in Kansas City
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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105586

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

105587

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Main span

Photo taken by James Baughn

105588

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Close-up of arch

Photo taken by James Baughn

105589

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Middle arch

Photo taken by James Baughn

105590

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South end

Photo taken by James Baughn

105591

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Pier

Photo taken by James Baughn

157297

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The deck view from the Sni-A-Bar Road bridge

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

157298

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Deck view, from the northern side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

157299

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The western face

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

350318

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Circa 1930's KC Southern RR Viaduct

South of highway. Original photo by R.S. DeLaMater

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2016

350319

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Circa 1930's KC Southern RR Viaduct

Photo from bus looking east. Original photo by R.S. DeLaMater

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2016

350320

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Circa 1930's KC Southern RR Viaduct

Looking east from top of bridge. Original photo by R.S. DeLaMater

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2016

350321

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Circa 1930's KC Southern RR Viaduct

Looking north across viaduct. Sni-a-bar Road overpass in the background. Original photo by R.S. DeLaMater

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2016

350322

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Circa 1930's KC Southern RR Viaduct

Sni-a-bar Road overpass in the background. Man in photo identified as Toni Fornelli. Original photo by R.S. DeLaMater

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in March 2016

367227

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North End

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367228

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367229

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

Middle Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367230

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

South End

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367231

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

Inscription

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367232

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367233

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367234

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367235

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367236

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367237

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

North End

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

367238

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KCS Blue Parkway Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Blue Parkway Viaduct

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.034465,-94.526847

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Carries Blue Parkway (MO 350, formerly US 50) over Blue River, Blue Banks Ave, Union Pacific RR
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 810.0 Feet
Span Length: 105.0 Feet

Overview: Lost steel plate-girder bridge over Blue River on Blue Parkway in Kansas City
History: Built 1936; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 2004
Built: 1936

Location: Jackson County

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Blue Ridge Bridge

Status: Open to two-lane traffic above and four-lane traffic below

Location: 39.092254,-94.477300

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Carries Blue Ridge Blvd. over MO 12 (Truman Road)
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Rubble Stone arch
Total Length: 85.9 Feet
Span Length: 68.9 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over MO 12 (Truman Road) on Blue Ridge Blvd. between Kansas City and Independence
History: Built 1906 by the Forrester-Swenson Construction Co.
Built: 1906

Location: Jackson County

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105592

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Overview

Photo provided by George Blowfish

105593

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Looking east to Independence

Photo provided by George Blowfish

105594

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Looking west to Kansas City

Photo provided by George Blowfish

105595

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Historic postcard

115124

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Driving westbound on MO 12 (Truman Road)

Driving westbound on MO 12 (Truman Road) approaching bridge

Photo taken June 12, 2008

115125

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Detail of arch

Detail of arch on east side

Photo taken June 12, 2008

151971

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

364589

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Stone on the east railing inside center

The concrete was restored in 2013 but the previous railing was probably not a century old so it's uncertain whether this is the original appearance.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2016

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Blue River MO 150 Bridge

Status: Replaced by UCEB

Location: 38.877066,-94.586962

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Carries MO 150 over Big Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 124.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over the Big Blue River on MO 150
History: Built 1932; replaced 2002
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.036280,-94.511300

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Carries Sni-A-Bar Road over KC Southern Railroad
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 189.9 Feet
Span Length: 128.9 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel concrete arch bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railway on Sni-a-bar Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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157289

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A view of the southern side

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Looking Northeast

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Looking East

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Plaque

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US24 Blue River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.104533,-94.496907

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Carries US 24 (Winner Road) over Blue River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Three-span Haunched deck plate girder
Total Length: 366.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Blue River on US 24 (Winner Road) in Kansas City
History: Built 1934-35 by M.E. Gillioz; rehabilitated 1977
Built: 1935

Location: Jackson County

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Bridge behind pipeline bridge

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US40 Blue River Bridge

Status: Relocated to Grandview as Tails & Trails Bridge
Relocated

Location: 39.070212,-94.507215

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Carries US 40 over Blue River
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Steel through arch
Total Length: 430.0 Feet
Span Length: 140.7 Feet

Overview: Steel through arch bridge over Blue River on US 40 in Kansas City
History: Built 1933; rehabilitated 1991, Closed to all traffic 2014, relocated 2015
Built: 1933

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

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Main span

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West approach

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Driving westbound

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Driving eastbound

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Inside the arch

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Looking Overhead

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Deck View

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East Portal

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West Portal

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Loss at lower chord and floor beam intersection

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Demon salt at work

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Holes marked

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Section loss

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Damage to pier and old repairs

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Section loss

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22 Sep Railing removed

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Replacement sidewalk removed

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Remaining overlay removed

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West side

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East approach and bearing

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Temp construction road being built from the west

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Looking west

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NE corner

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Lower chord at floor beam

Section loss marked

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Section loss at floor beam connection

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Cut off sidewalk bracket

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Section loss

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Section loss

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NW corner

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Looking east

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Old tanks for culverts on construction road

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Various pictures of the demolition and salvaged parts

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New US 40 over Blue River

Taken from I-70

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US 40 Blue River Bridge

January 1952

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Broadway Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
At risk for demolition and replacement. The city is seeking to have MoDOT replace the bridge.

Location: 39.113377,-94.589903

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Carries Broadway Blvd (US 169) over Missouri River
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Main spans: Three Steel through tied arch spans with wire cable hangers. Approach spans: Built-up riveted steel stringer spans.
Total Length: 2547.2 Feet
Span Length: 540.0 Feet

Overview: Steel tied through arch bridge over Missouri River on Broadway Blvd (US 169) in Kansas City
History: Built 1955; rehabilitated 1990, tolls removed 1991
Built: 1955

Location: Jackson County

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View from canoe - Repainting underway

Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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View from Right Descending Bank (Jackson County)

Photo taken by Mark Frazier October 2007

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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South Approach

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South Portal

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North Portal

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Mid Deck Southbound

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Behind South Portal

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Broadway Bridge

Plaque Photo for Nathan

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Broadway Bridge Construction

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Broadway Bridge

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Brush Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a concrete bridge

Location: 39.038980,-94.578540

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Carries Rockhill Road over Brush Creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost two-span stone arch bridge over Brush Creek on Rockhill Road
History: Built 1901 by William Rockhill Nelson. Replaced 1991
Built: 1901

Location: Jackson County

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Color postcard

This postcard shows the bridge's original appearance

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Top Of Bridge, View To The North, Rockhill Road

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Top Of Bridge, View To The South

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Top Of Bridge, View To The Northwest, Pedestrian Walkway, Rockhill Neighborhood House In Distance To Right

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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East Side, Downstream

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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West Side, Upstream, South Abutment, Cutwater

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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West Side, Upstream, North Abutment, Cutwater

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detailed View Of Stone Construction, Wood Railings And Stone Posts, And Cutwater

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detailed View Of Wood Railing And Stone Posts From Rockhill Road, Pedestrian Walkway To The Left, Rockhill Neighborhood Houses In Distance

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detailed View Of Wood Railing And Stone Posts Tied Into Stone Construction Of The Bridge

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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View Of Arch From Underside, Detail Of Stone And Mortar, Corrugated Metal Supports

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detailed View Of Stonework In Underside Of Arch

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detailed View Of Stonework In Underside Of Arch

Photo taken December 1989 by Philip R. DeBacker for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Chouteau Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge in 2001

Location: 39.146044,-94.534020

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Carries Chouteau Trafficway, formerly Hannibal and St. Joesph railroad over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details: Whipple through truss
Total Length: 1358.6 Feet
Span Length: 403.8 Feet

Overview: Lost three-span Whipple truss bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City
History: Built 1887; converted into vehicular use in 1951; demolished in 2001
Built: 1887

Location: Jackson County

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Hisotoric photo

Historic photo from 1896, shows bridge as railroad bridge before being converted for automobile use in 1951.

Photo posted by Max Johnson

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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Old Chouteau Bridge 01

South side of Missouri River, approach is gone.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 02

South side of River, with a little more zoom.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 03

View with new bridge beside old one

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 04

Close shot of remaining south span.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 05

North side of Missouri River, both remaining spans.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 06

North Side of River removal of old bridge

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 07

Profile view of remaining spans shortly before removal.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 08

Tunnel shot if north span.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 09

Another shot of north span

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Old Chouteau Bridge 10

North Span removal

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Old Chouteau Bridge 11

A gate across the north span.

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Old Chouteau Bridge 12

North Span

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 13

North span and approach, with active rail line below.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 14

Profile view of remaining spans.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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Old Chouteau Bridge 15

Profile view of old spans being removed.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan

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OldChouteau Bridge 16

Profile view of north and center span.

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Cliff Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.112540,-94.548180

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Carries Cliff Drive over Chestnut Trafficway
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 77.0 Feet
Span Length: 77.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Chestnut Trafficway on Cliff Drive in Kansas City
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Jackson County

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Driving underneath

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Elm Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.961461,-94.474907

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Carries Elm Avenue over White Oak Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 38.0 Feet
Span Length: 36.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over White Oak Creek on Elm Avenue in Kansas City
History: Replaced 2002
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Gladstone Blvd. Bridge

Status: Substantially replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.111550,-94.545750

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Carries Gladstone Blvd. over Anderson Ave.
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Original design: Steel two-hinged deck arch
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Replaced steel deck arch bridge over Anderson Ave. on Gladstone Blvd. in Kansas City
History: Built 1897-98 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; most of superstructure replaced in 2005
Built: 1898

Location: Jackson County

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Looking East

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Deck View, Looking North

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Looking Southwest

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Detailing

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Detailing

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.996897,-94.529459

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Carries Gregory Boulevard over Big Blue River and UP rail line
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Multiple (5+) spans based on photo in library collection
Total Length: 700.0 Feet
Span Length: 140.0 Feet

Overview: Open spandrel multi-span concrete deck arch bridge over Big Blue River on Gregory Blvd.
History: Built 1917; Superstructure replaced 1984
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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From the NE corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Marked locations for repairs

Yellow paint markings

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Looking west

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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From the SE corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Alcove with plaque NE

Identical plaques on the NE and SW corners

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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NE plaque

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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SW plaque

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Gregory Boulevard Bridge

1918 view

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Hillcrest Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.988860,-94.519440

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Carries Hillcrest Road over unnamed creek (branch of Blue River)
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Two closed-spandrel concrete arches
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 15.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over an unnamed creek (branch of Blue River) on Hillcrest Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1906, probably by the Midland Bridge Co.
Built: 1906

Location: Jackson County

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Southeastern Side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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Looking West

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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Serious deterioration

South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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North side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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US 24 over KCS Railroad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.105083,-94.494267

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Carries US 24 (Winner Road) over KCS Railroad
Design: frame/steel
Design Details: Eight-span steel rigid frame
Total Length: 342.7 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Steel rigid frame bridge over KCS Railroad on US 24 (Winner Road) in Kansas City
History: Built 1934-35 by M.E. Gillioz; rehabilitated 1977
Built: 1935

Location: Jackson County

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Long shot of west abutment

Taken from Wilson Road

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Kenneth Road Bridge

Status: Closed to all traffic -- in process of being removed to be reused.

Location: 38.854866,-94.607796

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Carries Kenneth Road over Big Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 158.1 Feet
Span Length: 101.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Kenneth Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1905; replaced by a relocated Bailey Truss in 1996. Closed to all traffic due to damage from an overweight truck in 2008.
Built: 1905

Location: Jackson County

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West pier and approach with new Bailey truss

Note the rotten stone fourth course down.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010

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East pier

Both piers show a century's worth of deteriorated mortar and some rotten stone.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010

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West pier

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010

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Looking west at east approach

It's pretty easy to see where the truck broke through the approach ramp.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010

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View of west pier

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2014

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Lexington Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.110801,-94.548133

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Carries Lexington Avenue over Chestnut Trafficway
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 386.1 Feet
Span Length: 65.0 Feet

Overview: Steel plate-girder bridge over Chestnut Trafficway on Lexington Avenue in Kansas City
History: Built 1900-01 by the Central Electric Railroad Co.; remodeled 1907; rehabilitated 1965 and 2006
Built: 1901

Location: Jackson County

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Construction work

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Liberty Bridge

Status: Northbound bridge re-opened to traffic July 30, 2015

Location: 39.167853,-94.395195

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Carries MO 291 over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Continuous Warren through truss
Total Length: 1883.3 Feet
Span Length: 460.1 Feet

Overview: Pair of through truss bridges over Missouri River on MO 291 south of Liberty
History: Northbound bridge built 1949 and rehabilitated 1986; southbound bridge built 1996
Built: 1949

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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North span

Photo taken by James Baughn

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South span

Photo taken by James Baughn

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South approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Underneath

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Pier

Photo taken by James Baughn

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View from north

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Driving across

Photo taken by James Baughn

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View from south

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Photo submitted by Mark Frazier

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Approach by canoe.

Photo submitted by Mark Frazier

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Blowing the Plug for the Liberty Bend Cutoff

The bridge was constructed in the dry, and then a pilot channel was excavated beneath it. At the end, the Corps of Engineers blew the plug and within a few months, barges were traveling in the new channel. This is an old press photo - ACME Telephoto.

Scan taken by Mark Frazier in February 2012

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Sunset

My friend Yvette took this photo.

Photo taken by Yvette Marchetti

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1954

Missouri State Archives

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Liberty (Courtney Bend) Bridge

Missouri State Archives

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Liberty (Courtney Bend) Bridge

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Liberty (Courtney Bend) Bridge

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Courtney Bend Bridge during flood 1951

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Courtney Bend Bridge collapse

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Courtney Bend Bridge collapse

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Courtney Bend Bridge collapse

July 26, 1951

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Courtney Bend Bridge collapse

July 26, 1951

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Courtney Bend Bridge approach July 1951

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Little Blue Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.989556,-94.408663

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Carries Little Blue Road over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 196.8 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Little Blue Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1932; replaced 2006
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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O'Donnell Road Bridge

Status: replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.144210,-94.173190

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Carries O'Donnell Road over Fire Prairie Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Riveted Warren pony truss
Total Length: 58.0 Feet
Span Length: 56.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Fire Prairie Creek on O'Donnell Road in Buckner
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Jackson County

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Bannister Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.956337,-94.557947

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Carries Old Bannister Road over Blue River Road
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 38.1 Feet
Span Length: 37.1 Feet

Overview: Rigid frame bridge over Blue River Road on Old Bannister Road
History: Built 1931
Built: 1931

Location: Jackson County

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Bannister at Redbridge Rd

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Oldham Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.983690,-94.508520

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Carries Oldham Road over Branch of Blue River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Stone covered concrete arch
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Small arch bridge over a Branch of Blue River on Oldham Road in Kansas City
History: Built ca. 1920
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Jackson County

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North side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2011

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On the south side

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South side

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South interior

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North side

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South side

I drove past this bridge many times in the last 45 years, so I was very surprised when I couldn't see it when I drove by looking for it in 2009. It was completely overgrown. Sometime in 2010 they removed the brush and the bridge became visible again.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2011

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North side

Some deterioration of the rock facing

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Paseo Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.122603,-94.565869

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Carries I-29/I-35/US 71 over Missouri River
Design: suspension/self
Design Details: Self-anchor suspension
Total Length: 1831.6 Feet
Span Length: 616.0 Feet

Overview: Lost self-anchored suspension bridge across the Missouri River on I-29/I-35/US 71 in Kansas City
History: Built 1954; rehabilitated 1984 and 2005; replaced 2011
Built: 1954

Location: Jackson County

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East side

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West side

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Weight limit sign

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Driving across northbound

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Driving under north tower

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Close-up of cables

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Cast in 1953

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South tower gone

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Removing the deck girders south end

It looks like they sunk pilings to shore the deck up, removed the cables, then the deck and towers.

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North tower coming down

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Barge and pilings

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Inspection hatch

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Looking north

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North tower before removal

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Crane removing deck

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Deck supported from beneath

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Toll Booths, Paseo Bridge

June 28, 1957

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge

May 8, 1953

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge

May 18, 1953

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge opening

August 12, 1954

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge opening

August 12, 1954

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Paseo Bridge opening

August 12, 1954

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Paseo Bridge opening

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge opening

Missouri State Archives

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Paseo Bridge

June 22, 1955

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Paseo Bridge

June 22, 1955

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Paseo Bridge

June 22, 1955

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Phillips Creek Route F Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.911372,-94.133324

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Carries Route F over Phillips Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 69.8 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Phillips Creek on Route F
History: Built 1911-12 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.
Built: 1912

Location: Jackson County

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Looking North

You hardly notice this one. It's not well cared for but seems to be holding up well on this moderately well used route.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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SW corner

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West side

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West side

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Close up of SW corner

I enjoy looking at the grain patterns of trees cut over a century ago preserved in the form marks.

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Shifting at NW corner

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From NW corner

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West side looking South

The bridge gets noticeably narrower at the middle.

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Prospect Avenue Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.040609,-94.554418

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Carries Prospect Avenue over Brush Creek
Design: arch
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 65.9 Feet

Overview: Lost arch bridge over Brush Creek on Prospect Avenue
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1977; replaced 2004
Built: 1909

Location: Jackson County

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Pryor Road Cedar Creek Bridge

Status: replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.906450,-94.414040

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Carries Pryor Road over Cedar Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 127.9 Feet
Span Length: 37.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Pryor Road in Lee's Summit
History: NB gives build date of 1910; Engineering report suggests that this was built around 1870
Built: 1870

Location: Jackson County

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Before demolition

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From March 2005

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Raytown Road Bridge

Status: Open to one-lane northbound traffic

Location: 39.006137,-94.463884

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Carries Raytown Road over Rock Island Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with wooden piers
Total Length: 195.8 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Wooden trestle bridge over the inactive Rock Island Railroad on Raytown Road in Raytown
History: Built 1904; reduced to one-way traffic in 2004; rehabilitated 2005
Built: 1904

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

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Main span

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East side

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Deck view

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South approach

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South end

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North approach

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Underneath main span

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Underneath approach

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Skewed pier

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Timber piles

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Cantilevered sidewalk from below

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Red Bridge

Status: Bypassed with a new bridge and preserved.
Incorporated into a walking trail.

Location: 38.925501,-94.571208

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Carries Red Bridge Road over Blue River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss with rounded, vertical endposts
Total Length: 259.8 Feet
Span Length: 92.8 Feet

Overview: Bypassed through truss bridge over Blue River on Red Bridge Road
History: Built 1932; rehabilitated 1982, bypassed and converted to pedestrian use 2011
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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View of Bridge Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008

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Detail of Truss

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View Through Bridge

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Wider View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in November 2008

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Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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West portal

Photo taken by James Baughn

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East portal

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Concrete pier

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Concrete approach spans

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Curved hip

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Lower chord joint

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Weight and height restrictions

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in September 2011

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Photo taken by Jason Smith

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Flooding from Blue River August 2017

The bridge and surrounding areas inundated from the flood waters of the Blue River during historic flash flooding.

Photo posted by John Kritos

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Flooding from Blue River August 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in December 2017

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Rhinehart Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a modern bridge

Location: 38.970749,-94.408563

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Carries Rhinehart Road over Cedar Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 102.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Rhinehart Road in Kansas City
History: Built 1906, probably by the Midland Bridge Co.
Built: 1904

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

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Close-up of truss

Photo taken July 2005 by Dan Clark

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2004 photo

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Round Grove Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.044360,-94.488512

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Carries Raytown Road over Round Grove Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 32.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.1 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Round Grove Creek on Raytown Road near the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

105638

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Deck view

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Railing

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2016.

Location: 39.185470,-94.196310

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Carries Santa Fe Street over BNSF Railroad
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 165.0 Feet
Span Length: 163.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over the BNSF Railroad on Santa Fe Street in Sibley
History: Built Ca. 1888, Relocated Here 1912; rehabilitated 1998
Built: 1888

Location: Jackson County

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Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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Photo taken by Mark Frazier

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Looking east

The bridge crosses multiple tracks on a busy line

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2016

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NE corner

Marked during inspection

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2016

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Large section tension members

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Lower chord

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Portal brace

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Sway Bracing

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Looking South

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Inside the Bridge

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Upper Bracing

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Upper Connection

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

South Abutment

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Looking North

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Under Bridge

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Overview

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Overview

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Overview

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Upper Connection

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Lower Connection

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Crash Bar

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

North Abutment

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Santa Fe Street Bridge

Stairs

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Sebree Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.037349,-94.542757

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Carries Benton Blvd. over Brush Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 324.0 Feet
Span Length: 79.0 Feet

Overview: Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Brush Creek on Benton Blvd. in Kansas City
History: Built 1922-24; rehabilitated 1983
Built: 1924

Location: Jackson County

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East side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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West side

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North approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Close-up of arch ribs

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Single arch rib

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Pier

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Underneath

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Decorations

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Marker

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Vandalism on the SW corner

Repaired

Photo taken by Clark Vance in May 2012

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ATSF - Sibley Railroad Bridge (Old)

Status: Replaced

Location: 39.179058,-94.179556

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Carries Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details:
Total Length: 4060.2 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Three-span through truss railroad bridge over the Missouri River at Sibley
History: Built 1887-88 as a three-span Whipple through truss, replaced 1915
Built: 1887

Location: Jackson County

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First bridge

This postcard shows the first bridge, a three-span Whipple through truss

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Second bridge

It was replaced with a three-span Pennsylvania through truss bridge

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Southern Portal View

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Overview, Looking Northeast

A view of the three main spans and the long Northern approach.

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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first bridge

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Construction of second bridge

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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A.T. & S.F. Bridge, Sibley, Mo.

1911 Postcard View

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BNSF - Sibley Railroad Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.179814,-94.179203

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Carries BNSF Railway over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/pennsylvania
Design Details: From north to south: 16 Plate girder approach spans 3 Pratt deck trusses 3 16-panel Pennsylvania through trusses 3 plate girder approach spans
Total Length: 4100.0 Feet
Span Length: 396.0 Feet

Overview: Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Jackson County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Bridge Security Camera

One of the many security cameras aimed at this bridge and surrounding area.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in June 2016. Copyright 2016 HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved.

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Bridge Security Camera

One of the many security cameras aimed at this bridge and surrounding area.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in June 2016. Copyright 2016 HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved.

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Bridge Security Camera Transmitter

Transmitter for the camera security system. Presumably this transmits any detected motion to the local SWAT Team who will descend on any photographer and shoot on sight.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in June 2016. Copyright 2016 HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved.

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View from public road.

This is the only view available from the south side of the river without going into the highly secured railroad property which has numerous security cameras aiming all over the place.

Photo taken by Nathan Holth in June 2016. Copyright 2016 HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved.

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North End

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach Tower

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach Tower Base

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach Tower

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North End

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach Base

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Pier #9

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss North End

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Main Spans

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Overview

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Connections, Main Spans

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Connections, Truss Span #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Lower Connections, Main Spans

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Main Spans

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Lower Connection, Deck Truss #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

South Approach

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Span #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Span #2

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Span #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Portal Bracing

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Pier #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Pier #4

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Pier #5

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Pier #6

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Overview

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Deck Truss Spans 2-3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Connection, Deck Truss Spans 2-3

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Lower Connection, Deck Truss Spans 2-3

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss Details, Span #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss #3

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Approach

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss Spans

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Deck Truss #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Overview

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Deck Truss #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Span #1

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Overview

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Tower, North Approach

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Sibley Rail Bridge

Tower, North Approach

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Sibley Rail Bridge

North Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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BNSF Sibley Railroad Bridge

Amtrak 144 leads #4, the Southwest Chief across the Missouri River. View from Fort Osage Visitor Center, Jackson County Parks.

Photo taken by K L Wilhite in August 2016

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Photo taken by John Marvig & Edited with permission by Luke in October 2016

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ATSF - Sibley Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Roger Puta in August 1983

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Sni-A-Bar Creek Route H Bridge

Status: Lost

Location: 39.036551,-94.127760

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Carries Route H over Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 133.8 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Sni-A-Bar Creek on Route H
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

Facing North

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Plaque

Jackson County -- 1929 Bridge 99-211

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Damage

Damage to pavement/curbing and bent rail along west side of bridge.

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Oblique view

Facing south-southwest

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Side-View

Facing south-west from a private field access just north of the bridge.

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Upper Hip Joint and Bracing

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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North Portal

View of north portal and roadway facing toward town.

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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St. Louis Avenue Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge on different alignment

Location: 39.105052,-94.593927

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Carries St. Louis Avenue over KCS Railroad
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Skewed, riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 163.0 Feet
Span Length: 163.1 Feet

Overview: Lost skewed Pratt through truss over the KCS Railroad on St. Louis Avenue
History: Built 1914; replaced 2003
Built: 1914

Location: Jackson County

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Troost Avenue Bridge (Old)

Status: Lost

Location: 39.038307,-94.573075

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Carries Troost Avenue over Brush Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 69.8 Feet
Span Length: 69.8 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch bridge over Brush Creek on Troost Avenue
History: Built 1917; rehabilitated 1977, replaced 2011
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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Tuckers Branch Route H Bridge

Status: Lost

Location: 39.044591,-94.127421

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Carries Route H over Tuckers Branch
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Riveted Warren pony truss
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.8 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Tuckers Branch on Route H
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Photo taken by David Smothers

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Photo taken by David Smothers

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Overview, Looking Northwest

Without all of the weeds and foliage.

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in December 2009

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Twelfth Street Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.100475,-94.598217

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Carries Twelfth Street over Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 2053.6 Feet
Span Length: 148.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete viaduct over the railroad tracks on Twelfth Street, just west of downtown Kansas City
History: Built 1913-14; rehabilitated 1965 and 2006
Built: 1915

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

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East approach

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West approach

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Lower level looking east

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Lower level looking west

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Pier

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Close-up of arch

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Underneath arch

Photo taken by James Baughn

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The original viaduct was an incline railroad

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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Twelfth Street Viaduct

Photo scan by Mark Frazier in December 2008

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Twelfth Street Viaduct

Photo scan by Mark Frazier in December 2008

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Train passing under

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Top deck

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View from southwest

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West approach from below

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RI - Vale Tunnel

Status: Railroad line inactive, open as rail trail

Location: 38.947700,-94.435370

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Carries Rock Island Trail over Bannister Road
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 446.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel on the Rock Island Trail under a hill and Bannister Road between Raytown and Lees Summit in Kansas City
History: Built 1903-4; abandoned 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad, converted to trail use 2019
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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Eastward

Looking out the railroad east end (south by the compass).

Photo taken by Brian Long in October 2009

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Southern Portal

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Northern Portal

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KCS - Oldham Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.976460,-94.503230

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Carries KCS Railroad over Oldham Road
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Oldham Road on KCS Railroad
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Southern Portal

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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"KCSRY-1928"

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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Looking north

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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Blue River Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.991600,-94.522330

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Carries Blue River Road over Unknown Creek (branch of Blue River)
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: stone arch
Total Length: 21.0 Feet
Span Length: 21.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek (branch of Blue River) on Blue River Road in Kansas City
History:
Built: 1938

Location: Jackson County

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Southeastern Side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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Looking Northeast

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Close-up of side

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Blue River Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.970042,-94.547594

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Carries Blue River Road over Hart Grove Creek
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Hart Grove Creek on Blue River Road
History: Built ca 1929, replaced 2007
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Blue River Road

Photo from "Results of County Planning", published ca 1932, no publisher information in the book.

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KCT - Truman Road Overpass

Status: Open to railroad traffic

Location: 39.094343,-94.539499

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Truman Road
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete Slab
Total Length: 100.1 Feet
Span Length: 26.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Truman Road on Kansas City Terminal Railway in Kansas City
History:
Built: 1915

Location: Jackson County

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West portal

Photo taken by Clark Vance 20200321

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East portal

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Hannibal Bridge (Second)

Status: Open to railroad traffic

Location: 39.112703,-94.588600

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Carries BNSF Railway over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: Baltimore through truss
Total Length: 1560.0 Feet
Span Length: 440.0 Feet

Overview: Baltimore through truss double deck swing bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railway in Kansas City
History: Built 1917 to replace First Hannibal Bridge; auto deck abandoned 1956
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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Overall view

The bridge in 2006, Broadway Bridge in backgrund

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Barges against bridge 1951 flood

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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Bridge dedication 1950

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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Swing Span Rotating

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

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Swing Span Rotating

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

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Swing Span Rotating

Photo taken by Ben Tate in August 2011

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Hannibal Bridge

Kansas City MO

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

North Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Former Road Supports

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Portal

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Looking South

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Second Hannibal Bridge

North Approach Pier

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Overview

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Second Hannibal Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Overview

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Second Hannibal Bridge

South Approach

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Pier #3

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Pier #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

South Approach

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Second Hannibal Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Pier #1

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Pier #4

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Overview

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Missing Plate

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Portal Bracing, Swing Span

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Lower Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Upper Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Upper Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Lower Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Swing Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Truss #2

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Lower Connection, Approach Spans

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Upper Angle Connection, Approach Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Upper Connection, Approach Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Painted Truss, Truss #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Truss #3

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Pier #6

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Second Hannibal Bridge

Gears

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Hannibal Bridge (First)

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.113103,-94.587720

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Carries Railroad over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/whipple
Design Details: Linville-Piper variant Whipple through truss.
Total Length: 1400.0 Feet
Span Length: 363.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Missouri River on Railroad in Kansas City
History: Built 1869 under the direction of Octave Chanute; damaged by tornado in 1887, replaced 1917 by the Second Hannibal Bridge
Built: 1869

Location: Jackson County

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View from Clay County 1876

Photo taken by Mark Frazier in November 2007

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1908 postcard

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First bridge and new piers for the second bridge

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

152008

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Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

152009

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Tornado damage

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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Steamboat passing open span

Photo by Eric Kinkhorst

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KC 1869

Photo taken by Eric Kinkhorst

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Post Card

(1908) Oldest Bridge crossing the Missouri River at Kansas City

Photo shared by Paul Hamby

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Eric Kinkhorst

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Eric Kinkhorst

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Eric Kinkhorst

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Image

Published prior to 1923

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Image

Published prior to 1923

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Image

Published prior to 1923

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Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2018

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

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Photo taken by Nick Schmiedeler in July 2020

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First Hannibal Bridge

Back of postcard is hand labelled Hannibal Bridge Kansas City MO c1910, but trusses don't match other photos posted

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Kansas City Union Station Footbridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.086200,-94.586920

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Railroad tracks
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 250.0 Feet
Span Length: 140.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Railroad tracks at Union Station in Kansas City
History: Built 1892 next to Missouri River; abandoned 1960, relocated to Union Station 2006
Built: 1892

Location: Jackson County

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East side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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West Side

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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South end

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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Underneath

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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Bridge plate

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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Bridge reborn

Photo taken by Robert Stephenson in May 2009

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The cattle chute from the station

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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Nice and safe from seeing anything

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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Plaque

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Lower connection

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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Official name

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Sign

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Sign

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Sign

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Sign

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Plate

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Inside Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

North Truss

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Upper Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Portal Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

South Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

North "Abutment"

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Former West Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Former East Abutment

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

South Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Portal Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Lower Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Upper Connection

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Under Bridge

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

North Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Center Pier

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

North Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

South Span

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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Michael R. Haverty Bridge

Sway Bracing

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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8th Street Tunnel

Status: Open to pedestrians for tour in summertime.

Location: 39.104777,-94.590426

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Carries Formerly two streetcar tracks over Beneath downtown Kansas City Missouri, Interstate 35
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3000.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under downtown Kansas City Missouri and Interstate 35
History: Built 1888; abandoned 1962, opened for tours in 2005
Built: 1888

Location: Jackson County

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8th Street Tunnel

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RI - MO 350 Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians
At risk

Location: 38.965842,-94.429937

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) over MO 350 (former US 50)
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Ballasted Deck plate girder
Total Length: 50.0 Feet
Span Length: 50.0 Feet

Overview: Deck Plate Girder bridge over MO 350 on the Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
History: Built 1934 when US 50 was increased to four lanes, abandoned by railroad 1980, converted to trail 2021
Built: 1934

Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

The railroad is inactive, not abandoned. Otherwise I suspect they would have torn this out to widen the highway.

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

Overview

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

Overview

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

North Abutment

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

Main Span

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

South Abutment

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RI Blue Parkway Bridge

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RI - Blue Ridge Cut-Off Overpass

Status: Bypassed and currently preserved

Location: 39.039970,-94.476090

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Carries Rock Island Railroad over Blue Ridge Cut-Off
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Cut-Off on the Rock Island Railroad
History: Unused since 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad
Built: ca 1972

Location: Jackson County

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Looking North

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I-70 Noland Road overpass

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.046033,-94.415135

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Carries Noland Rd S over Interstate 70
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 210.0 Feet
Span Length: 57.1 Feet

Overview: Lost bridge over Interstate 70 on Noland Road S in Independence
History: Built 1963; rehabilitated 1977, replaced 2008
Built: 1963

Location: Jackson County

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Little Blue River Highway 71 Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.853110,-94.528278

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Carries Frontage Road (Old US 71) over Little Blue River
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete tee beam bridge over Little Blue River on Frontage Road (Old US 71) in Grandview
History: Built 1945 for US 71, replaced 2015
Built: 1945

Location: Jackson County

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South Approach

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Side View

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North Approach

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Eroded drain

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Loss of material on east rail

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Side detail

Erosion has gone through newer concrete under original deck, probably placed when the piers were replaced.

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SE corner with deteriorated railing

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East 23rd Street Viaduct

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.082922,-94.497608

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Carries 23rd Street Trafficway over Big Blue River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 1639.1 Feet
Span Length: 109.9 Feet

Overview: Lost plate girder bridge over Big Blue River on 23rd Street Trafficway
History: Built 1936; replaced 1997
Built: 1936

Location: Jackson County

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Harry S. Truman Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.144722,-94.484720

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Carries Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad over Missouri River
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Subdivided Warren through truss spans with polygonal subdivided Warren lift span
Total Length: 2577.0 Feet
Span Length: 427.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad
History: Opened July 1, 1945
Built: 1945

Location: Jackson County

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Union Pacific 4433 pauses to pick up paperwork from the bridge operator.

Photo taken by Greg Murray in June 2002

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Harry S. Truman Bridge

AP Photo 21 May 1945. $2,500,000 - 2,635 long structure, with 420 foot vertical lift span, to be dedicated 23 May. Built by Milwaukee and Rock Island Railways.

Photo uploaded by Mark Frazier in December 2010

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View Upstream

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Control tower from downstream side

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Tower from upstream side

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View looking downstream

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KCS - Little Blue River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.045259,-94.337587

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren through truss with all verticals
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1900
Built: 1900

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

Photo taken looking east from Little Blue Parkway (formerly Selsa Rd.)

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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Southern Abutment

Facing southeast from Little Blue Trace Trail looking at southern concrete abutment.

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Oblique View

Taken from just off the trail facing the southeast.

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Lower Joint on the Northern Abutment

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Joint on Lower Chord

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Northern Abutment

Stone abutment at north end of bridge.

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Underneath

Shows steel stringers and crossbeams and underside of wooden deck.

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Upper joint at south end of bridge

Upper section of bridge showing overhead struts and lateral bracing. Also note the 'plaque' riveted with 1900.

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Upper joint at north end of bridge

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Looking north

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Bearing at NW corner

Phone for scale

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Lower chord and girders

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NW corner

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West side

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

East Abutment

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Lower Connection

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

West Abutment

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Under Bridge

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Looking East

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Plate

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Portal Bracing

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Looking West

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Looking West

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Looking West

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Sway Bracing

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Looking East

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Upper Connection

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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KCS Little Blue River Bridge

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Hunt Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge. Possibly in storage?

Location: 38.905036,-94.143267

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Carries Hunt Road over Tributary of Sni-a-Bar Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Pin-connected, 2-panel, skewed Pratt half-hip pony truss
Total Length: 16.0 Feet
Span Length: 16.0 Feet

Overview: Skewed Pony truss bridge over tributary of Sni-a-Bar Creek on Hunt Road south of Oak Grove
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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West side truss

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South portal

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view of east truss with south end of west truss in corner of picture to show skew angle

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Looking South

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Eastern Side

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From NE

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From SE

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From SW

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KCS - Grandview Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.902688,-94.533823

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Carries KCS Railroad over Grandview Road
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder railroad underpass
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Grandview Road on KCS Railroad in Grandview
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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View Looking South

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Closer View of Bridge

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Underside

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East Abutment

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Scruggs Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.930909,-94.328927

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Carries Scruggs Road over East Fork of Little Blue River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 42.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over East Fork of Little Blue River on Scruggs Road
History: Built 1911 by the Midland Bridge Co.; replaced 2003
Built: 1911

Location: Jackson County

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J.W. Cummins Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.947535,-94.152088

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Carries J.W. Cummins Road over Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 47.9 Feet
Span Length: 43.0 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over a branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek on J.W. Cummins Road
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 2002
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Jackson County

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Cave Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.909733,-94.157654

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Carries Cave Road over Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 69.9 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over a branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek on Cave Road
History: Built 1911 by the Illinois Steel Bridge Co.
Built: 1911

Location: Jackson County

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Form nail still in place

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From the south

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SE corner

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West side

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West side

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Seepage below

Viewed from the SW bank

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West side

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West side

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East rail

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Tree on the SW corner

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Woodland Avenue Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.042900,-94.563555

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Carries Woodland Avenue over Brush Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Concrete Arch
Total Length: 73.1 Feet
Span Length: 73.1 Feet

Overview: Lost concrete arch bridge over Brush Creek on Woodland Avenue
History: Built 1927; rehabilitated 1977, removed ca. 2002
Built: 1927

Location: Jackson County

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Wilson Road Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 39.109029,-94.472546

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Carries Wilson Road over Rock Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over an Rock Creek on Wilson Road
History: Built 1925
Built: 1925

Location: Jackson County

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Visible arch

South side looking east

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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SW corner

Round rebar

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Looking east

Steel plates on walkway

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North wall

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SE end post

The only one of four which is complete

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West side

Visible skew

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Howell Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.032233,-94.174177

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Carries Howell Road over Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 113.8 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Sni-A-Bar Creek on Howell Road
History: Built ca. 1920; replaced 1997
Built: ca. 1920

Location: Jackson County

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Velie Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.017023,-94.376426

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Carries Velie Road over Tributary of Little Blue River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 81.0 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Tributary of Little Blue River on Velie Road
History: Built 1919; replaced 2003
Built: 1919

Location: Jackson County

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Sampson Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.878577,-94.443629

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Carries Sampson Road over Mouse Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Pin-connected, 3-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Total Length: 51.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.8 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Mouse Creek on Sampson Road
History: Built 1919; replaced 2001
Built: 1919

Location: Jackson County

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Tapscott Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.914382,-94.121324

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Carries Tapscott Road over Branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt-half
Design Details: Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt half-hip pony truss
Total Length: 58.0 Feet
Span Length: 56.1 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Sni-A-Bar Creek on Tapscott Road
History: Built 1907 by the Kansas City Bridge Co., replaced 2000
Built: 1907

Location: Jackson County

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Hanna Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.116800,-94.213269

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Carries Hanna Road over Branch of Fire Prairie Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: Riveted Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 71.9 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Fire Prairie Creek on Hanna Road
History: Built ca. 1940; replaced 1991
Built: ca. 1940

Location: Jackson County

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Rennick Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.048044,-94.118126

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Carries Rennick Road over Seminary Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 45.9 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Seminary Creek on Rennick Road
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 1994
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Jackson County

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Campbell Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.018764,-94.110083

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Carries Campbell Road over Horseshoe Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over a Horseshoe Creek on Campbell Road
History: Replaced 1991
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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View High Drive Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.937599,-94.448627

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Carries View High Drive over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 140.1 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Little Blue River on View High Drive
History: Built 1915; replaced 1994
Built: 1915

Location: Jackson County

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Buckner-Tarsney Road

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.954082,-94.210291

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Carries Buckner-Tarsney Road over West Fork of Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss
Total Length: 149.9 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over West Fork of Sni-A-Bar Creek on Buckner-Tarsney Road
History: Built 1931; replaced 1991
Built: 1931

Location: Jackson County

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Hardsaw Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.967735,-94.181760

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Carries Hardshaw Road over Tarsney Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 65.9 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Tarsney Creek on Hardshaw Road
History: Built ca. 1930; replaced 1993
Built: ca. 1930

Location: Jackson County

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Cass County Line Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.835300,-94.202107

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Carries Cass County Line Road over Branch Crawford Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 60.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Lost pony truss bridge over Branch Crawford Creek on Cass County Line Road
History: Built ca. 1910; replaced 1995
Built: ca. 1910

Location: Jackson County

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KCPS - Mill Creek Parkway Viaduct

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.049675,-94.588256

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Carries Dodson (Streetcar) Line over Broadway
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete rigid frame bridge over Broadway on Dodson (Streetcar) Line
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Jackson County

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US24 Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.103333,-94.470000

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Carries US 24 (Winner Road) over Rock Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 109.9 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge over Rock Creek on US 24 (Winner Road)
History: Built 1911, probably by the Metropolitan Street Railway Co.
Built: 1911

Location: Jackson County

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The UCEB replacement

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US40 Little Blue River Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.031233,-94.355672

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Carries US 40 over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Main span: Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through trusses Approaches: Two riveted Pratt pony trusses
Total Length: 207.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Little Blue River on US 40
History: Built 1923; rehabilitated 1975; replaced 1999
Built: 1923

Location: Jackson County

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Broadway Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.072437,-94.589881

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Carries Broadway Street over Penn Valley Drive
Design: frame
Design Details: Rigid frame
Total Length: 58.1 Feet
Span Length: 49.2 Feet

Overview: Rigid frame bridge over Penn Valley Drive on Broadway Street in Kansas City
History: Built 1949-50
Built: 1950

Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

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Looking East

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63rd Street Viaduct

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.014167,-94.526200

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Carries 63rd Street Trafficway over Big Blue River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 671.0 Feet
Span Length: 141.1 Feet

Overview: Lost six-span deck plate girder bridge over Big Blue River on 63rd Street Trafficway
History: Built 1936; replaced 1996
Built: 1936

Location: Jackson County

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Grand Avenue Viaduct

Status:

Location: 39.113233,-94.580353

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Carries Grand Avenue over Railroad yard
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 773.0 Feet
Span Length: 108.9 Feet

Overview: Plate girder bridge over the railroad yard on Grand Avenue
History: Built 1940; Renovated 1997
Built: 1940

Location: Jackson County

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East Approach

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North Approach

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Plaque

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23rd Street Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.087042,-94.604006

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Carries 23rd Street over BNSF Railway
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 2381.0 Feet
Span Length: 97.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete and steel deck girder bridge over BNSF Railway and city streets on 23rd Street
History: Built 1919-21; rehabilitated 1960 and 1981
Built: 1921

Location: Jackson County

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Looking south

The deck girder portion crossing the road transitions to deck truss to cross river to the west.

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Looking east

The bridge crosses over parking south of the American Royal complex and joins city streets on the bluff. Branching off to the right is a new ramp.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2011

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Looking north

The concrete viaduct on the right switches to a bridge as it continues west toward the river crossing.

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Another look at the transition from viaduct to bridge

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Beneath the start of the bridge

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Paseo Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.987133,-94.566200

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Carries Paseo Blvd. over 77th Street
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 63.0 Feet

Overview: Pair of concrete arch bridges over 77th Street on Paseo Blvd.
History: Built 1917; rehabilitated 1994
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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Parkway between bridges

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Approaching from the west on 77th

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West portal

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Twin spans

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Park Bridge Kansas City

Scan by Mark Frazier in December 2008

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Dodson Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.963604,-94.557195

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Carries Prospect Avenue over Big Blue River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Total Length: 206.0 Feet
Span Length: 122.1 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Prospect Avenue
History: Built 1930; replaced 1996
Built: 1930

Location: Jackson County

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Beardsley Road Viaduct

Status: Replaced 2010

Location: 39.096478,-94.596798

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Carries Beardsley Road over Hillside drainage
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 640.1 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge on Beardsley Road
History: Built 1917
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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Beneath I-670

The lowest of the three bridges visible. The relatively recent I-670 runs above Beardsley Road. The Beardsley Road bridge spans a section of the west bluff. Water running down the bluff runs under it. With the addition of I-670 it's possible the bridge could have been replaced with fill and culverts.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2011

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Looking East at the bluff from the West Bottoms

It looks like the entire bridge is new.

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KCS - E. 107th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.930614,-94.509803

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over E. 107th St
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringers encased in concrete.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete encased steel stringer bridge over E. 107th Street on Kansas City Southern Railway in Kansas City
History:
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Looking west

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316138

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Closeup of lettering on east face

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Looking east

Slight trace of old lettering

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Looking east

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RI - Little Blue River Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only
Now owned by Jackson County, currently opened as rail trail.

Location: 38.938140,-94.438187

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Carries Rock Island Trail over Little Blue River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: An 80' deck plate girder with 50' approach spans on each side.
Total Length: 180.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on former Rock Island Trail
History: Built 1903; Converted to trail use 2019
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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West End

This is the railroad west side(north according to the compass) of the bridge.

Photo taken by Brian Long in October 2009

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East End

This is the railroad east side (south by the compass)of the bridge

Photo taken by Brian Long in October 2009

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Deck

Deck of the bridge with rails still in place. The last time a train ran over this bridge was in the early 1980's. It is important to note that this rail line is inactive, not abandoned. If the line were to have been abandoned in the 1980's, the rails and bridge would most likely not be there today.

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From SW corner

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North pier

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Bottom of north pier

Possible problem with undercutting.

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Detail of corrosion between plates

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On SE corner

Looking closely there appears to be a 23. The line was built ca 1903-4.

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RI - East Stadium Drive Overpass

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.057210,-94.500830

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Carries Abandoned Rock Island Railroad over E. Stadium Drive
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete arch added atop concrete encased steel beams.
Total Length: 30.0 Feet
Span Length: 30.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete Arch bridge over E. Stadium Drive on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Jackson County

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Looking East

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Looking West

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West portal looking East

The city has rebuilt the road in this area and painted the bridge, perhaps to improve visibility

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East portal looking toward Leeds

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Seen from the KCS tracks to the west

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

East Abutment

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Main Span

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Wing Wall

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

West Abutment

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Arch

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Abandoned Stadium Drive Bridge

Overview

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Before

From Railroad Gazette in sources below

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After

From Railroad Gazette in sources below

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KCS - Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Status: Open to railroad traffic above and road traffic below

Location: 39.003354,-94.511653

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Wildcat Hollow Drive (E. 67th Street)
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Two-span closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 227.0 Feet
Span Length: 112.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Wildcat Hollow Drive (E. 67th Street) on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking East

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Looking West

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"Kansas City Southern 1928"

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

North End

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Inscription

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

South Abutment

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Pier

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

North Arch

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Overview

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Overview

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

South Arch

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

Overview

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KCS Wildcat Hollow Bridge

North Abutment

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KCS - Gregory Boulevard Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.995136,-94.506200

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Gregory Boulevard
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Main spans: Three open-spandrel concrete arches
Total Length: 500.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch bridge over Gregory Boulevard on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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For the railfans

A pair of BNSF locomotives pulling empty coal cars.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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West side main span

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Looking south

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Looking north

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The whole west side

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South entrance

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Looking down on east side

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

North Approach

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

North Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

North Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Pier

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Inscription

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Middle Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Approach

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Approach

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Approach Spans

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Abutment

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

South Arch

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Middle Span

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Gregory Boulevard Bridge

Tower

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KCS - 63rd Street Trestle

Status: Open to railroad traffic above and four lanes of traffic below

Location: 39.015385,-94.515747

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over E. 63rd Street Trafficway
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Steel deck plate girder trestle
Total Length: 875.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.0 Feet

Overview: Steel trestle over E. 63rd Street Trafficway on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking East

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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South Approach

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in October 2010

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From main span looking Northwest

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Photo taken by Keiv

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

North End

Photo taken by John Marvig in October 2016

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

North End

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Looking South

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

North End

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Overview

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Tower

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Tower

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

North Abutment

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Road Spans

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Overview

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KCS 63rd Street Bridge

Tower Base

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New section

Ladders give a sense of scale

Photo taken by Clark Vance 20200825

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First new section in place

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KCS - Coal Mine Road Bridge

Status: Open to railroad traffic above and one-lane road traffic below

Location: 39.044580,-94.500620

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Coal Mine Road
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Wooden trestle
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Coal Mine Road on Kansas City Southern Railway
History:
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010

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Photo taken by Aaron Hall in October 2010

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E. 83rd Street Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.974390,-94.513470

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Carries E. 83rd Street over Kansas City Southern Railway
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 115.2 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway on E. 83rd Street
History:
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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Looking East

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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View of underneath/side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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Looking west at the bridge over I-435

I can't tell who removed the railings, the state or metal thieves.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Between the 435 bridge and the KCS bridge

Someone seems to have built a cement block box which was later removed.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Looking west

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Leak in the roadway

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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At the NW abutment

Exposed rebar and rotten concrete is common under this bridge.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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NW corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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North side

Serious concrete deterioration

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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North side

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More concrete failure

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Demon salt at work

Low traffic and serious damage make it unlikely this bridge will be repaired. If it starts endangering trains it will be removed but I doubt it will be replaced until this area develops a lot more. The state will also have to rehab the I-435 bridge and they will probably hesitate at spending money for a low use road.

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Truman Road Overpass

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 39.094482,-94.543669

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Carries Onramp to Eastbound I-70 over Truman Road
Design: other
Design Details: Concrete continuous box beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned concrete bridge over Truman Road carrying an onramp to Eastbound I-70
History: Built ca. 1959 as an onramp from Benton Blvd. to Eastbound I-70
Built: ca. 1959

Location: Jackson County

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KCS - Armco Power Plant Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 39.110071,-94.499389

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Carries KCS over Big Blue River
Design: truss/pony/warren/verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Warren pony truss bridge over Big Blue River on an abandoned KCS spur
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Overview

From SW side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Pipe structure

From SW corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Illinois on a Sheffield/Armco bridge?

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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SW bearing

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East approach seen from the south

Numerous pipes

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Looking SE from the west end

The pipe structure appears to have been added later

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Looking east

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Ladder to the pipe structure

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East approach

Looking east from the bridge

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Looking west

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Power plant sign

Some of the things carried in the pipes

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West approach

Looking east from the south side of the power plant

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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The power plant

Bridge off screen to the right. Kansas City Terminal viaduct in the background.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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Overview from the south

Bridge at right center

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Air Line Blue River bridge

Status: Rails removed and decked with boards. Open to railroad company street vehicles.

Location: 39.118048,-94.491952

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Carries Abandoned railroad over Big Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Big Blue River on abandoned KCS Air Line, just west of I-435
History: The route of the Air Line between Kansas City and Independence
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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View looking south

Signs indicate Kansas City Southern ownership.

Photo taken by Clark Vance July 2010

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North abutment

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Builder's plate location north end

The plates on both ends of the bridge are missing.

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US 24 Union Pacific Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.102500,-94.459105

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Carries US 24 over Union Pacific Railroad
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 303.2 Feet
Span Length: 47.6 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on US 24
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Jackson County

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Wahoo Branch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
Scheduled for replacement

Location: 39.134781,-94.169994

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Carries Us 24 over Wahoo Branch
Design: culvert
Design Details: Culvert
Total Length: 23.3 Feet
Span Length: 9.8 Feet

Overview: Culvert bridge over Wahoo Branch on Us 24
History: Built 1931; rehabilitated 1973
Built: 1931

Location: Jackson County

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Grand Blvd. over I-35 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.106692,-94.580145

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Carries Grand Blvd. over I-70 / I-35
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 251.0 Feet
Span Length: 84.3 Feet

Overview: Concrete slab bridge over I-70/I-35 on Grand Blvd.
History: Built 1990
Built: 1990

Location: Jackson County

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Close-up of Balastrude

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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Side View

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KCT - Independence Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to rail traffic above, street traffic below

Location: 39.105044,-94.512951

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Carries Kansas City Terminal RR over Independence Ave (US 24)
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 78.1 Feet
Span Length: 78.1 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Independence Ave (US 24) on KCT RR
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Jackson County

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West Approach from Above

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010

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Damaged Column

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Underside of Deck

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East Approach

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Builder's Imprint

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East side

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East side

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KCT - Hardesty Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.101181,-94.519013

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Carries KCT Railroad over Hardesty Avenue
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Hardesty Avenue on KCT Railroad
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Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Hardesty KCT Bridge

North Bound

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South Bound

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398877

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South Bound

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South Bound

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Looking south down Hardesty

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I-435 Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.063299,-94.488204

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Carries Us 40 over I-435
Design: girder
Design Details: Beam
Total Length: 283.2 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Beam bridge over I-435 on Us 40
History: Built 1966; rehabilitated 1991
Built: 1966

Location: Jackson County

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Browning Road bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.864848,-94.306563

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Carries Browning Road former alignment over East Branch of Big Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Remains of bridge over East Branch of Big Creek
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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From SW corner

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183377

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East approach

Span would have continued in to the right foreground. The creek has almost completely washed out the grade to the approach on the left rear of the photo.

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183378

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West portion

Jake checking out the water.

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183379

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From NW looking East

Notice how the creek has cut under the approach and removed most of the grade at the rear of this photo.

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183380

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South view of West side

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183381

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Ledge upon which span rested

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Swope Park / Kansas City Zoo Suspension Footbridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.001643,-94.524300

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Carries Non-Motorized Path over Blue River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Cable suspension bridge with riveted Warren pony truss stiffening. Lattice railings remain on bridge.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 227.0 Feet

Overview: Wire suspension bridge over Blue River on Non-Motorized Path
History: Built 1907; Rehabilitated 1994
Built: 1907

Location: Jackson County

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220795

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220796

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Cline Road Culvert 2

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.918540,-94.140950

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Carries E. Cline Road over Tributary of Sni-a-Bar creek
Design: arch/deck/stone
Design Details: Stone Arch Culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone arch bridge over Tributary of Sni-a-Bar creek on E. Cline Road
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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South Rail

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195452

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North Side

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195453

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South Side

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197052

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Looking East

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197053

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South side

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197054

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Scale of large blocks

(Yes, that's a black snake on the branch.)

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464691

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West portal

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464692

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Repaired north wall

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464693

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North side showing reinforcing

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464696

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Shotcrete lining

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464697

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464698

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South wall

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South side

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KCT - 12th Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic
Scheduled for demolition July 12, 2013

Location: 39.098126,-94.529851

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over E. 12th Street
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over E. 12th Street on Kansas City Terminal Railway
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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East portal

Photo taken by Clark Vance 20200321

468404

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Homeless beneath

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KCT - Indiana Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.092942,-94.542463

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Indiana Avenue
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Indiana Avenue on Kansas City Terminal Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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South portal

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468412

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North portal

I-70 bridge in the background

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KCT - Jackson Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.097114,-94.533063

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Jackson Avenue
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Jackson Avenue on Kansas City Terminal Railway
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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Published prior to 1923

468405

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South portal

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468406

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Concrete box beams

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Interior columns

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North portal

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KCT - Van Brunt Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.099013,-94.526035

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Van Brunt Blvd.
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Van Brunt Blvd. on Kansas City Terminal Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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468386

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Photo taken by Clark Vance 20203021

468387

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468395

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Looking north

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468396

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North portal

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468397

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North portal from above

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North portal from 9th Street

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KCT - Wilson Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.108578,-94.505753

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Wilson Avenue
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Wilson Avenue on Kansas City Terminal Railway
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Location: Jackson County

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Wilson Ave and KCT and Sheffield Flyover east side

Approaching from the east.

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan in November 2019

459620

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Wilson Ave KCT Bridge east side

Always honk when going under this bridge, it is a tight fit, and a blind corner.

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459621

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Wilson Ave Rd KCT and Sheffield Flyover west side

When approaching this bridge, horn your horn, it is a blind corner, and very tight fit.

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468389

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From the east

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468390

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Narrow road

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468391

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North portal

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KCT - Summit Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.083644,-94.593895

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over Summit Street
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Summit Street on Kansas City Terminal Railway
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Location: Jackson County

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KCT - West 25th Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.083096,-94.600696

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Carries Kansas City Terminal Railway over W. 25th Street
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over W. 25th Street on Kansas City Terminal Railway
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Location: Jackson County

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RI - 47th Street Overpass

Status: Rail line inactive

Location: 39.035942,-94.470717

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Carries Converted in to trail over E. 47th Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 43.0 Feet
Span Length: 43.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over E. 47th Street on Inactive Rock Island RR
History: The Rock Island line reached Raytown just south of this location in 1904.
Built: 1905

Location: Jackson County

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Thicker center section

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253418

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Trail is developing along the track

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253419

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NW corner

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253420

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253421

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Cedar with glass balls

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253422

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Decorations on cedar

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253423

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1930 rail date

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253424

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North abutment with decorated cedar

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253425

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Paint date

RO from the "Rock Island" mark

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253426

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South abutment

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253427

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Close up of south end

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496154

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From the new bridge

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496155

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496156

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New trail

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496157

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New parallel bridge

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496158

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Looking east

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E 79th street railroad underpass

Status: Open on KCS main line

Location: 38.980452,-94.500044

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Carries Kansas City Southern RR over 79th Street
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete slab bridge over 79th Street on Kansas City Southern RR
History: Built ca. 1928
Built: ca. 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking East

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Trolley Track Trail - 69th Street Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.003567,-94.593299

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Carries Trolley Track Trail over Pedestrian path replacing 69th Street
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over Pedestrian path replacing 69th Street on Trolley Track Trail
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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Looking West

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Rock Island Trail - Chipman Road Tunnel

Status: Open to pedestrians
Open as rail-to-trail

Location: 38.927388,-94.437688

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) over Chipman Road
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Since this was built over a road with fill to raise the rail bed, this is actually a culvert rather than tunnel but that's the local name.
Total Length: 15.0 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete culvert carrying Chipman Road under Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
History: Built 1903 by CRI&P Mo. Division, converted to trail use 2019
Built: 1904

Location: Jackson County

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200539

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Looking west

From the top one can see the poor condition of the rail line and a glimpse of the road below.

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200540

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West portal

Once a picturesque country lane, Chipman Road is becoming a main E/W route.

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200541

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East portal

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The stop lights

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367282

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

Overview

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367283

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

Overview

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367284

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

North Wall

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367285

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

Overview

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367286

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

South Wall

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367287

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

Wing Wall

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367288

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Abandoned Chipman Road Bridge

Overview

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Rock Creek Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.111514,-94.471933

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Carries Kentucky Avenue over Rock Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 91.9 Feet
Span Length: 46.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Rock Creek on Kentucky Avenue
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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Looking east

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260856

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Structure beneath

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260857

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Remains of possible earlier stone abutment

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260858

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Plaque

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Old Blue Ridge Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 38.894884,-94.576323

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Carries Old alignment of Blue Ridge Blvd. over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River
Design: beam
Design Details: Beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Beam bridge over unnamed tributary of Little Blue River on old alignment of Blue Ridge Blvd.
History:
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Location: Jackson County

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201580

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201581

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South end

Foot traffic and authorized vehicles only

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201582

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201583

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201584

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Railings broken and replaced by fencing

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201585

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SW 2nd St Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.913352,-94.378653

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Carries Missouri Pacific Railroad over SW 2nd St
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony/through plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lee's Summit SW 2nd St on Missouri Pacific Railroad
History:
Built: ca. 1980

Location: Jackson County

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Looking NW from the station parking lot

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252803

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SE corner

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Looking north

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255174

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North abutment

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255175

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East side

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West side

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For the railfans

Looking south toward Lee's Summit station

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255178

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Bearing

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KCS - Blue Ridge Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.898604,-94.538410

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Blue Ridge Boulevard
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Boulevard on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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202889

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202890

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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382075

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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382076

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

South Abutment

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

North Abutment

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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KCS Blue Ridge Boulevard Bridge

Overview

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Old Longview Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.916153,-94.514485

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Carries Kansas City Southern RR over Bennington Ave
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony/through plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Bennington Ave on Kansas City Southern RR
History:
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Center Joint

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Looking North

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NE Abutment

Looking east

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202944

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Beams under concrete deck

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93rd Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.956228,-94.512180

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Carries 93rd Street over KCS RY
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over KCS RY on 93rd Street
History: Built 1928 when KCS moved their line east to this route. Replaced 1985
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Sni-A-Bar Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.038967,-94.127676

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Carries Route H over Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 37.4 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Sni-A-Bar Creek on Route H
History: Built 1929
Built: 1929

Location: Jackson County

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Lake of the Woods Gregory Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.996121,-94.520611

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Carries Gregory Blvd. over Lake of the Woods spillway
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Lake of the Woods spillway on Gregory Blvd.
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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South side

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222352

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North side

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222353

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North railing

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Blue Parkway Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 39.034700,-94.526616

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Carries Blue Parkway over Big Blue River
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 162.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Girder bridge over Big Blue River on Blue Parkway
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Remnant of the railing on the NW corner

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UP - Blue Parkway Overpass

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.034775,-94.527295

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Carries Union Pacific (former MoPac) over Old 50 Highway
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Old 50 Highway on Union Pacific (former MoPac)
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Heavy steel

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222384

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Looking West from (old) Blue Parkway

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222385

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Replacement bridge

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Frisco - Brush Creek Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 39.038375,-94.526222

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Carries Inactive St. Louis-San Francisco Railway grade over Brush Creek
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 194.0 Feet
Span Length: 67.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Brush Creek on Inactive St. Louis-San Francisco Railway grade
History: Abandoned since 1967
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Looking north

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222387

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South approach remains

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222388

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North end

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222389

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Adjacent Union Pacific bridge downstream

Formerly Mo Pac

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222390

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From the NE corner

Pier showing beneath the UP bridge

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NW corner looking SW

Visible beneath the UP bridge.

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E. 39th Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.053740,-94.502876

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over E, 39th St.
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over E. 39th St. on Kansas City Southern Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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SW corner

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SW corner close up

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SE corner

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RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.058406,-94.501771

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Carries Abandoned Rock Island Railroad over Manchester Trafficway
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 353.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
History: Built between 1935 and 1957, which is when Manchester Trafficway was created.
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

381616

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Under Deck Girder

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2017

381617

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #3

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381614

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Under Bridge

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381615

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #3

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381613

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #4

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Emblem

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

West Girder

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #4

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Overview

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

East Girder

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

East End

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Manchester Trafficway Spans

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

East Abutment

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #5

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

East Approach

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #2

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Center Trestle

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

West Abutment

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

Pier #1

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

KCS Overpass

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Abandoned Manchester Trafficway Bridge

KCS Overpass

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RI - Frost Road Arch

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 38.978817,-94.429963

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) over Frost Road
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 15.0 Feet
Span Length: 15.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Frost Road on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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Looking NE

RR west is to the left

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2013

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No markings

RR west to right

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Interior with paint

The road is narrow, hilly, and twisted. It gets little traffic and has some good turn-out spots for "hanging out" at night.

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Overview

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Overview

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RI Frost Road Bridge

NE Wing Wall

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RI Frost Road Bridge

NW Wing Wall

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Arch details

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Crack

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Inside Arch

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RI Frost Road Bridge

South Abutment

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RI Frost Road Bridge

North Abutment

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Crack

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Minor deterioration

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RI Frost Road Bridge

Overview

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RI Frost Road Bridge

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RI - 75th Street Overpass

Status: Converted to trail

Location: 38.985663,-94.438485

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) over 75th Street
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 20.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over 75th Street on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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Looking west

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Looking east

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Overview

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RI 75th Street Bridge

East Abutment

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RI 75th Street Bridge

West Abutment

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Overview

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Slab

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RI 75th Street Bridge

West Abutment

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RI 75th Street Bridge

East Abutment

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Under Span

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Looking West

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Overview

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RI 75th Street Bridge

Overview

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RI 75th Street Bridge

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Little Blue Road Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 38.998902,-94.416570

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Carries Little Blue Road over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River on Little Blue Road
History: Shown on 1919 map, shown as bypassed on 1933 county highway map.
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Rail on NW corner

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East side of south abutment

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West side of south abutment

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North abutment

Note the old style "S" I-beam

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North abutment

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Possible photo

From the book: Results of County Planning. No publisher or copyright information. The "OW" visible may have been the word "SLOW" to warn of the sharp turn.

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E. 59th Street bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.013663,-94.412679

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Carries E. 59th Street over Union Pacific RR (former MP)
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 24.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over Union Pacific RR (former MP) on E. 59th Street
History: Built 1946 when the rail was placed on a new alignment
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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North side

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Looking west

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Looking north to 56th Street bridge

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South side

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E. 56th Street bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.019139,-94.413934

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Carries E. 56th Street over Union Pacific RR (former MoPac)
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 87.9 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over Union Pacific RR (former MoPac) on E. 56th Street
History: Built 1946 when railroad changed alignment
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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Roster

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Looking west

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North railing

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North side

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Looking south at adjacent bridge

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Decorated column

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KCS - Stadium Drive Bridge

Status: Open

Location: 39.057473,-94.502404

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Stadium Drive (former Raytown Road)
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Concrete encased steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete encased steel stringer bridge over Stadium Drive (former Raytown Road) on Kansas City Southern Railway
History:
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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From the top looking south

Closed Leeds GM plant on right

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Looking back toward Raytown (east)

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

North Pier

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

Damage

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

South End

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

North End

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

North Abutment

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

Overview

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

Looking South

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KCS Stadium Drive Bridge

Looking South

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East side of bridge, looking west

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RI - Raytown Road Overpass

Status: Abandoned, partially filled

Location: 39.016538,-94.466498

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Carries CRI&P RR over Raytown Road
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned beam bridge over Raytown Road on CRI&P RR
History: 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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Beams showing through

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West portal

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Showing relation to building

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SW corner

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Exposed steel

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Rough concrete work

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1975 topo

Raytown Road is shown going under the rail. It was later realigned south along 59th to meet the street running west.

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East portal

Photo taken by Clark Vance 20200321

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East portal

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North abutment

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Concrete encased beams

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West portal

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East portal

Cleared for the trail

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Old 50 hwy bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.029850,-94.509408

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Carries Blue Parkway (old US 50) over Unnamed tributary of Blue River
Design: slab
Design Details:
Total Length: 50.9 Feet
Span Length: 18.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Unnamed tributary of Blue River on Blue Parkway (old US 50)
History:
Built: 1930

Location: Jackson County

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The east side

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E. 51st Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.028519,-94.419825

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Carries 51st Street over Union Pacific (formerly MoPac) RR
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 87.9 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Union Pacific (formerly MoPac) RR on 51st Street
History: Built 1946 when the railroad moved to this alignment.
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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Looking N from SW corner

Well built and holding up well.

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Looking W

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North rail

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Underneath from SW corner

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RI - E. 67th Street Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.001392,-94.460347

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P RR and siding) over E 67th Street
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over E 67th Street on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P RR and siding)
History: Built between 1964 and 1970 when 67th was extended
Built: ca 1970

Location: Jackson County

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East side

Photo taken by Clark Vance 20200321

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West side

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56th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.024341,-94.517339

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Carries E. 56th St. over Kansas City Southern Railway
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost steel stringer bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway on E. 56th St.
History: Built when KCS moved to an eastern alignment
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Looking from 58th street

Enlarge to see the new truss.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012

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56th st

The East portal to the pedestrian through truss

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Spring Branch Road Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.089124,-94.307483

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Carries Former Spring Branch Road over Branch (or former channel) of Little Blue River
Design: unknown
Design Details: Short span, perhaps a pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Branch (or former channel) of Little Blue River on former Spring Branch Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Looking west

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East abutment looking north

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East abutment looking south

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Wall of east abutment

Form tie wires protrude all over

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West abutment

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East abutment

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Lexington Road Covered Bridge 25-48-02x

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.134077,-94.313191

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Carries Lexington Road over Little Blue River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost covered bridge over Little Blue River on Lexington Road
History: Extant during the Civil War, perhaps into the early '30s.
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Concrete would suggest later than Civil War

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West abutment

Moving to the east bank allows this view

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Concrete repairs to upper portion

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First sign on the west side

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Old Lexington Road

Old Lexington Road Covered Bridge from postcard

Postcard image submitted by Todd Clark in March 2019

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Lexington Road Covered Bridge

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West Lexington Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.087567,-94.432216

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Carries West Lexington Avenue over Union Pacific (Mo Pac) RR
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Tee beam
Total Length: 122.1 Feet
Span Length: 53.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Union Pacific (Mo Pac) RR on West Lexington Avenue
History:
Built: 1925

Location: Jackson County

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Historic marker

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West side showing RR cut

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From west

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Railing detail

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Lumpkins Fork Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.864754,-94.481507

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Carries Raytown Road over Lumpkins Fork
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 98.1 Feet
Span Length: 48.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Lumpkins Fork on Raytown Road
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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Closeup of west side

Asphalt overlay and salt damage at drain

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2013

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Looking North

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Plaque

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East side

Looking north

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West rail

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Hole into abutment

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Hole behind the south abutment

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West side

Looking north

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I-35 Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.084022,-94.592800

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Carries I-35 over Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Southwest Blvd., and other city streets
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 2952.2 Feet
Span Length: 191.9 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Avenida Cesar E Chavez, Southwest Blvd., and other city streets on I-35
History: Built 1946 Rehabbed in 1998, and 2014
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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West side looking north

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355346

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Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2014

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

April 19, 1951

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

April 19, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway on viaduct looking south Kansas City

04-19-1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway viaduct from Paint Co. Bldg

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway viaduct from Paint Co. Bldg

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

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Southwest Trafficway at Summit Street

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway at Summit Street

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway at Summit Street

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway at Summit Street

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Kansas City

May 11, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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January 1952

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

Missouri State Archives

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

Missouri State Archives

448596

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

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448597

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

Missouri State Archives

448598

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Southwest Trafficway Dedication

November 16, 1950

Missouri State Archives

449398

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Southwest Trafficway

1952

Missouri State Archives

449399

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Southwest Trafficway

1952

Missouri State Archives

449450

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US 69 Kansas City 1952

Missouri State Archives

449451

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US 69 Kansas City 1952

Missouri State Archives

449452

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US 69 Kansas City 1952

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449453

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Southwest Traffficway KC 1957

Missouri State Archives

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KCS - Crysler Avenue Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.081895,-94.432216

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway, Mexico Sub over S Crysler Ave
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over S Crysler Ave on Kansas City Southern Railway, Mexico Sub
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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East abutment from south

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MP - Ripley Junction Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.133145,-94.313062

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Carries Missouri Pacific Railroad over Little Blue River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
History: Newer bridge replacing undetermined earlier bridge
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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251018

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West side

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251019

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Stone abutment from earlier bridge

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RI - White Oak Creek Bridge

Status: Intact and open as rail trail only

Location: 38.955628,-94.433740

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Carries Inactive Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific over White Oak Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Closed-spandrel arch bridge over White Oak Creek on Inactive Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Jackson County

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252550

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View of the west side

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252551

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No obvious inscription

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252552

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Looking under

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Blue Springs South Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.016755,-94.279502

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Carries Walnut Street over Chicago & Alton (IC) RR
Design: truss/pony/queenpost
Design Details: Queenpost pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Chicago & Alton (IC) RR on Walnut Street
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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MoPac US50 Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.903680,-94.373401

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Carries Union Pacific RR over US 50 Hwy
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over US 50 Hwy on Union Pacific RR
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Jackson County

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255179

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Date close up

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255180

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On top looking south

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255181

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East side from above

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255182

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West side from above

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255183

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Traveling east on old US 50

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255184

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East side with date

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Wilson Road Blue River Bridge

Status: Open as access to private property

Location: 39.107811,-94.494745

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Carries Wilson Road over Blue River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Haunched steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned haunched steel stringer bridge over Blue River on Wilson Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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260300

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East pier

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260301

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East pier

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260302

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NW corner post

Steel pipe railing

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260303

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South side

Looking west

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260906

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South side

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Sheffield Steel Blue River Lift Bridge

Status: Abandoned

Location: 39.107309,-94.494922

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Carries Abandoned Railroad over Blue River
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 232.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned pony/through plate girder vertical lift bridge over Blue River on Abandoned Railroad
History: A replacement built in 1964 to service the Armco Steel plant. Original bridge 1950.
Built: 1964

Location: Jackson County

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One of four lift towers

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260319

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View from SW corner

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260320

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Looking toward east bank of river

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260321

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Date on SW corner

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260322

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Lift gear on west side

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261081

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Abandoned KSC - Blue River Bridge

Missouri

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I-70 E. Stadium Drive Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.055607,-94.482749

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Carries Stadium Drive over I-70
Design: frame/steel
Design Details: Steel rigid frame
Total Length: 383.0 Feet
Span Length: 202.8 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over I-70
History: Built for/with Truman Sports Complex
Built: 1971

Location: Jackson County

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Grasshopper Bridge 06

West Bound I-70

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan in July 2017

398875

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Grasshopper Bridge 07

Under bridge

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398876

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Grasshopper Bridge 05

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Frisco - Blue Ridge Boulevard Overpass

Status: Lost

Location: 38.898578,-94.537493

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Carries St. Louis-San Francisco Railway over Blue Ridge Boulevard
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Blue Ridge Boulevard on St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Topping Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.068162,-94.516048

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Carries Topping Avenue over E. 31st Street (former US 40)
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 63.0 Feet
Span Length: 61.0 Feet

Overview: Plate girder bridge over E. 31st Street (former US 40) on Topping Avenue
History: Built 1933
Built: 1933

Location: Jackson County

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264590

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264591

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264592

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264593

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264594

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264595

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Photo taken by James McCray in August 2013

264596

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Photo taken by James McCray in August 2013

295129

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West side

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295130

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East side

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295131

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NE corner railing

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Longview Road Bridge

Status: Inundated

Location: 38.913666,-94.465840

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Carries Longview Road over Little Blue River
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Open spandrel arch bridge over Little Blue River on Longview Road
History: Built 1920's
Built: 1920's

Location: Jackson County

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Longview Rd over Little Blue 1

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456696

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Longview Rd over Little Blue 2

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Woods Chapel Road East Fork Little Blue River Bridge

Status: Site innundated, possible still there.

Location: 38.997817,-94.312262

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Carries Southwest Woods Chapel Road over East Fork Little Blue River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony Truss Bridge over the East Fork Little Blue River on the Old Now Submerged Alignment of Woods Chapel Road.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over East Fork Little Blue River on Southwest Woods Chapel Road
History: Built Before or During 1934, Flooded or Demolished by the Construction of Blue Springs Lake in the late 1980s. Replaced by a new bridge and causeway nearby to the west as part of the Blue Springs Lake project.
Built: 1934?

Location: Jackson County

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Old Woods Chaple Bridge

A screen shot from the old Google Earth view.

Photo From Google Earth submitted by Kelly McClanahan

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9th Street Incline Viaduct

Status: Removed

Location: 39.103591,-94.594796

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Carries Kansas City Cable Railway over 9th Street/Railroad (ATSF)/Other city streets
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over 9th Street/Railroad (ATSF)/Other city streets on Kansas City Cable Railway
History: Built 1885; Closed 1904; Demolished 1905
Built: 1885

Location: Jackson County

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KCPS - 8th Street Tunnel Viaduct

Status: Removed

Location: 39.105143,-94.594139

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Carries Kansas City Public Service Co. over Rail yard
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: 6 Pratt through trusses 1 Pratt deck truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Rail yard on Kansas City Public Service Co.
History: Built 1888; Removed 1963
Built: 1888

Location: Jackson County

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459756

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8th Street Tunnel Viaduct

looking west

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464771

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464772

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KCS - 91st Street Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.959865,-94.512017

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over E. 91st Street
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over E. 91st Street on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built for the relocated KCS mainline running south out of Kansas City to New Orleans
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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280264

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NE corner

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280265

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NE corner

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280266

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North abutment

notice the concrete has fallen from above exposing the beams.

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280267

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NW corner

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99th Street bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 38.945441,-94.515150

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Carries E. 99th Street over KCS RY
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over KCS RY on E. 99th Street
History: Built 1928, Replaced 1991
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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Old Bannister Road Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.947945,-94.430103

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Carries Former alignment Bannister Road over Little Blue River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Little Blue River on Former alignment Bannister Road
History: Bypassed 1931
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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280497

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Looking east

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Selsa Road Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 39.045518,-94.340828

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Carries Selsa Road over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Selsa Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Selsa Road

Greatly reduced quality from original. It appears to be the only photo available to illustrate the subject.

Originally posted by "Mad Anthonie" on the city-data Kansas City forum.

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R. D. Mize Road bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.061938,-94.336322

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Carries R. D. Mize Road over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Covered Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost covered through truss bridge over Little Blue River on R. D. Mize Road
History: Shown on map of old trails and landmarks
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Hickman Mills Rd Railroad Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.975237,-94.553049

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Carries Hickman Mills Rd (old US 71) over MP and UP RR
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details: Stringer
Total Length: 233.0 Feet
Span Length: 55.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Stringer bridge over MP and UP RR on Hickman Mills Rd (old US 71)
History: Built 1927; replaced 1984
Built: 1927

Location: Jackson County

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Hart Grove Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.954834,-94.539580

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Carries Hickman Mills Drive (Former US 71) over Hart Grove Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Concrete culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Hart Grove Creek on Hickman Mills Drive (Former US 71)
History: Originally on US 71, it had the west side extended to continue under the new lanes.
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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338406

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Southeast corner

Missing plaque

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2015

338407

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East side

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99th Street Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.948084,-94.579652

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Carries W. 99th Street over Indian Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Indian Creek on W. 99th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Oak Viaduct

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.087367,-94.579219

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Carries Oak Street over KCT Railway
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 729.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.1 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over KCT Railway on Oak Street
History: Built 1930; rehabilitated (and probably widened) 1990
Built: 1930

Location: Jackson County

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291792

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Oak Viaduct

NE corner has the original and a rehab plate.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2014

291826

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Looking SW

Outer columns are probably from the 1990 rehab.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2014

291827

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Looking SE

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RI - Manchester Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.061846,-94.504636

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Carries Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Union Pacific Railroad
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Rock Island RR
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Rock Island Manchester Bridge

Looking north from Stadium Drive in Leeds

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2014

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E. 63rd Street over CRI&P

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.008586,-94.465325

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Carries over Railroad
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel arch
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Railroad
History: First bridge, and second both have been replaced
Built: 1905

Location: Jackson County

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Rock Island Trail - 3rd Street Overpass

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 38.912049,-94.418401

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Carries Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad over Southwest 3rd Street
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through plate girder over Southwest 3rd Street, Lee's Summit on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
History:
Built: 1978

Location: Jackson County

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439055

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West side

Totally modern and in no way noteworthy.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

439056

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West side

New pedestrian railing for the trail.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

439057

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East side.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

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Outer Belt Culvert

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.900449,-94.133876

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Carries South Outer Belt Road (County Route F) over Creek
Design: culvert/stone
Design Details: Stone culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone culvert with slab over Creek on South Outer Belt Road (County Route F)
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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316756

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West side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316757

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West side

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316758

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Missing plaque on west

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316759

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Missing plaque on east

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316760

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East side

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Raytown Road Bridge over Little Blue River

Status: Inundated

Location: 38.900177,-94.474933

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Carries Raytown Road over Little Blue River/Longview Lake
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Little Blue River/Longview Lake on Raytown Road
History: Built 1928
Built: 1928

Location: Jackson County

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East Branch Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.036521,-94.330300

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Carries Unnamed road over East Branch Little Blue River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over East Branch Little Blue River on unnamed road (possibly Valley View Rd)
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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316769

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West abutment

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316770

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East abutment

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316771

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NE corner detail

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316772

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SE corner detail

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316773

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West abutment

Short piers in water

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316774

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West side from east abutment

Tree shows time out of use

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316775

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Facing east from east abutment

Old road built up from valley bottom

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316776

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NE seat detail

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316777

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Road embankment on left

Leading up to bridge. West abutment showing.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

438819

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East abutment from the west bank

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

438820

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Concrete piers

Pieces of the west abutment have fallen here

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

438821

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Trees west of west abutment

The road has washed out and the trees show how long it has been disused

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2018

438822

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Seat on west abutment

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Lone Jack Lee's Summit Road culvert

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 38.872508,-94.180451

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Carries Lone Jack Lee's Summit Road over Unnamed tributary of Sni-A-Bar Creek
Design: culvert/stone
Design Details: Stone culvert
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Stone culvert bridge over Unnamed tributary of Sni-A-Bar Creek on Lone Jack Lee's Summit Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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316844

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South side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

316845

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South close up

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316846

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North side

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316847

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Both sides are concave

Photo taken by Clark Vance in February 2015

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E 139th St Little Blue Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.871597,-94.509099

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Carries E. 139th Street over Little Blue River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Little Blue River on E. 139th Street
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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355409

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Former location

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2015

355410

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Crossing

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Byars Road Little Blue Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.872448,-94.508370

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Carries Byars Road over Little Blue River
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Little Blue River on Byars Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Mouse Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.891598,-94.454371

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Carries SW Scherer road over Mouse Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony truss bridge over Mouse Creek on SW Scherer road
History: Removed 1984
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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MP - Railroad overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.022140,-94.415286

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Carries Missouri Pacific Railroad over Private road
Design: frame/concrete
Design Details: Concrete rigid frame
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete rigid frame bridge over Private road on Missouri Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1946
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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432517

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Approaching from the southwest

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2018

432518

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From SW

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432519

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From NE

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2018

432520

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NE side date

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UP - Noland Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.023474,-94.416166

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Noland Road
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 238.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Noland Road on Union Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1946
Built: 1946

Location: Jackson County

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Overview

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2019

460564

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Overview

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460565

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UP Noland Road Bridge

South Approach

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2019

460566

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UP Noland Road Bridge

South Approach

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460567

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Pier #2

Photo taken by John Marvig in November 2019

460568

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UP Noland Road Bridge

South Abutment

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460569

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Skewed bridge, leading to two spans

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460570

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Pier #5

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460571

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Pier #4

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460572

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Pier #3

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460573

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Under Bridge

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460574

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Pier #5

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460575

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UP Noland Road Bridge

North Span

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460576

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UP Noland Road Bridge

North Abutment

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460577

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Looking South

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460578

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UP Noland Road Bridge

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460579

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Main Span

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460580

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Main Span

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460581

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Main Span

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460582

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Overview

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460583

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Overview

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460584

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UP Noland Road Bridge

Overview

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Old Noland Road Mo Pac Overpass

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.027658,-94.414750

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Carries Mo Pac (now UP) RR over Noland Road
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Noland Road on Mo Pac (now UP) RR
History: Built 1923
Built: 1923

Location: Jackson County

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Summit St S Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.096564,-94.593214

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Carries Summit St S over I-670
Design: girder
Design Details: arched steel box girder
Total Length: 400.0 Feet
Span Length: 250.0 Feet

Overview: Girder bridge over I-670 on Summit St S
History: Built 1979; Refurbished 2015
Built: 1979

Location: Jackson County

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Tails & Trails Bridge

Status: In storage or disassembled
Partially preserved in a new location

Location: 38.872364,-94.504808

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Carries Trail over Little Blue River
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel arch
Total Length: 140.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel arch bridge over Little Blue River on Trail
History: Built 1933 for US 40, relocated to park 2015
Built: 1933

Location: Jackson County

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337702

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Proposed location

It's a big bridge over a little river.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2015

340141

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North arch laid out for reassembly

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340142

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South arch and cross members

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UP - Brush Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.038383,-94.525910

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Brush Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Brush Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Frisco - Blue River Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.972945,-94.547079

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Carries Frisco RR over Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Blue River on Frisco RR
History: Used by KCS until they built the new aligment to the east.
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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481185

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Courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Associated Press

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US 71 Blue River Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.972853,-94.547219

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Carries US 71 over Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 228.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Blue River on US 71
History: Built 1925 to carry US 71 over the Blue River. Removed when US 71 was rerouted.
Built: 1925

Location: Jackson County

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481186

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Courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the Associated Press

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US 71 Southbound Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 38.972011,-94.547959

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Carries US 71 over Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 400.0 Feet
Span Length: 129.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Blue River on US 71
History: Built when 71 was widened and a lane added.
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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US 71 Frisco Overpass

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.939698,-94.533142

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Carries Frisco Line over Ingram Mills Rd (old US 71)
Design: beam
Design Details: Beam
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Beam bridge over US 71 on Frisco Line
History: Probably the original KCS line, became Frisco around 1929, removed ca 1970
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Bluff Street Bridge (Older)

Status: Replaced

Location: 39.104411,-94.594084

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Carries Bluff Street & Metropolitan Street Railway Co. over Railroads (?)
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Railroads (?) on Bluff Street & Metropolitan Street Railway Co.
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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Bluff Street Bridge (Older)

1894 view looking southwest

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4th Street Viaduct (1917)

Status: Removed

Location: 39.108339,-94.591100

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Carries 4th Street over Railroads
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Warren through truss bridge over Railroads on 4th Street
History: Built 1917; Removed 2002
Built: 1917

Location: Jackson County

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4th Street Viaduct

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486990

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4th Street Viaduct

4th Street Viaduct appears behind KCS Bridge

Photo taken by Carl Wallenmeyer in May 1981

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4th Street Viaduct (1888)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.108322,-94.591229

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Carries 4th Street over Railroads
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Railroads on 4th Street
History: Built 1888; Replaced 1917
Built: 1888

Location: Jackson County

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North Courtney Road Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.155894,-94.393485

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Carries North Courtney Road over Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific Railroads
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific Railroads on North Courtney Road
History:
Built:

Location: Jackson County

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.155325,-94.395802

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Carries MO 291 (old Bypass US 71) over ATSF and MoPac RR
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 176.8 Feet
Span Length: 49.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete tee beam bridge over ATSF and MoPac RR on MO 291 (old Bypass US 71)
History: Built 1932, removed 1999
Built: 1932

Location: Jackson County

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

1951

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

July 26, 1951

Missouri State Archives

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71 Bypass Courtney Bridge

July 26, 1951

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Kenneth Road Bailey Bridge

Status: Lost

Location: 38.854921,-94.607815

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Carries Kenneth Road over Blue River
Design: truss/pony/bailey
Design Details: Bailey pony truss
Total Length: 90.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bailey pony truss bridge over Blue River on Kenneth Road
History: Replaced a through truss in 1996, closed after truck damage 2008
Built: 1996

Location: Jackson County

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Pencoyd Bridge

Status: Removed & relocated

Location: 39.110615,-94.587830

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1892; Relocated 2006
Built: 1892

Location: Jackson County

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Photo taken by Chris Murphy

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Pencoyd Bridge

Former West Abutment

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364223

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Pencoyd Bridge

Former East Abutment

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KCS Pencoyd Bridge

KCS 4219 loco and caboose cross Pencoyd Bridge above KCT Gooseneck after working in Kansas City's West Bottoms. One of the first photos made with my then-new Minolta SLR camera.

Photo taken by K L Wilhite in September 1975

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KCS/KCT Overpass

Status: Removed

Location: 39.108046,-94.591349

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Carries Kansas City Southern Railway over Kansas City Terminal Railway
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Parker through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kansas City Terminal Railway on Kansas City Southern Railway
History: Built 1892; Removed 198X
Built: 1892

Location: Jackson County

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KCS/KCT Overpass

looking west

Photo taken by Carl Wallenmeyer in August 1981

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BNSF - Little Blue River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.199824,-94.265683

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Carries BNSF Railway over Little Blue River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 610.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Baltimore through truss bridge over Little Blue River on BNSF Railway
History: Built 1908
Built: 1908

Location: Jackson County

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From the road.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2016

355570

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Trestle approach on the south

This is on the river side of the levy and handles flood overflow.

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355571

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Heavily reinforced steel I beam atop pilings

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SW corner main span

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355573

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North abutment

Although overexposed on the left side, it looks as if the original was ashlar, widened with concrete.

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355574

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Lower chord

West side

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355575

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Busy main line

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SE corner

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SE corner

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355578

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East side

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355579

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Eyebar

The scale is not easy to see. This is probably 16" or more diameter.

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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367308

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

East Approach

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367309

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Truss

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367310

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Upper Angle Connection

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367311

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Upper Connection

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Lower Connection

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367313

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

East Approach

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367314

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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367315

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

West Approach Spans

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Portal Bracing

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Pier

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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367319

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

West Approach

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Looking East

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Overview

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367322

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

West Pier

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Upper Connection

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Sway Bracing

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BNSF Little Blue River Bridge

Looking East

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RI - East branch of Round Grove Creek Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.031080,-94.465945

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Carries Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) over East Branch of Round Grove Creek
Design: culvert/concrete
Design Details: Large concrete drainage culvert.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete culvert carrying East Branch of Round Grove Creek under Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P) just north of Raytown
History: Built 1903
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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UP - Big Creek Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 38.847172,-94.333402

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Carries Rock Island Railroad over Big Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 65.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Steel stringer bridge over Big Creek on Rock Island Railroad
History: Removed by UP in 2014/15
Built: 1903

Location: Jackson County

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Grand Blvd. over I-670 Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.096036,-94.581106

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Carries Grand Blvd. over I-670
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab (sonovoid)
Total Length: 141.1 Feet
Span Length: 70.9 Feet

Overview: Lost slab bridge over I-670 on Grand Blvd. in Kansas City
History: Built 1963; closed to traffic in May 2016 due to the formation of serious cracks
Built: 1963

Location: Jackson County

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Paseo Ramp Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.108083,-94.563769

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Carries The Paseo (Southbound ramp) over Ramp to I-29