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Hannibal Bridge

Second Hannibal Bridge

Hannibal Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 3 and June 5, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (BNSF) Over Missouri River
Location
Kansas City: Jackson County, Missouri and Clay County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal 17 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Rim Bearing Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1917 By Builder/Contractor: Union Bridge and Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri and Engineer/Design: Charles Hopkins Cartlidge

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
400 Feet (121.92 Meters)
Structure Length
1560 Feet (475.49 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge was a replacement for a previous bridge which was the first bridge over the Missouri River. This bridge was originally built as a double-deck bridge, with the upper deck for highway traffic and the lower deck for railroad traffic. The bridge's use as a highway crossing ended with the construction of the Broadway Bridge. The upper deck has been removed, and only a few clues remain as indicators of the bridge's double-deck past, such as some of the floorbeams and girders that once held the upper deck.

Above: A historical photo showing the bridge with both decks present and in use.

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