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Union Station Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Railroad (Kansas City Southern)
Location
Kansas City: Jackson County, Missouri: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1892 By Builder/Contractor: Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2006
Main Span Length
140 Feet (43 Meters)
Structure Length
250 Feet (76 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

In terms of historic preservation, this bridge is an example of a great outcome, and a smart decision, yet one that sadly doesn't happen very often. It is a historic railroad bridge that was relocated and reused (sadly this is unusual), and was reused as a pedestrian over railroad overpass (also sadly unusual for historic bridge reuse). Reusing the railroad bridge for a pedestrian over railroad overpass and a connector to a train station kept the railroad context intact for this historic bridge.

This bridge has an impressive skew that gives it a distinct appearance.

The experience viewing this bridge from the parking lot is more exciting than walking on the bridge itself. Likely due to railroad restrictions, there is an overkill enclosure within the truss that blocks the view of most of the bridge for those on the walkway.

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