Blue River

Missouri & Kansas
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This category was formerly known as "Blue River (Missouri)". Although the Blue River is primarily associated with the Missouri side of the Kansas City area, it begins at the confluence of Coffee Creek and Wolf Creek in Johnson County, Kansas and then flows into Jackson County, Missouri. The river is crossed by historic bridges in both states.

Big Blue River Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Built 1960
Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Blue River on Metcalf V.0-5.5
Open to traffic

Blue Parkway Viaduct (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1976; replaced 2004
Lost steel plate-girder bridge over Blue River on Blue Parkway in Kansas City
Replaced by a new bridge

Blue River MO 150 Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1932; replaced 1999
Through truss bridge over the Big Blue River on MO 150
Replaced by UCEB

Metcalf Place Bridge (Johnson County, Kansas)
Built 1929, bypassed 1960
Five-span pony truss bridge over Blue River on Metcalf Place (formerly US 69)
Closed to all traffic

Red Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1982
Bypassed through truss bridge over Blue River on Red Bridge Road
Bypassed with a new bridge and preserved.

Sheffield Steel Blue River Lift Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
A replacement built in 1964 to service the Armco Steel plant. Original bridge 1950.
Abandoned pony/through plate girder vertical lift bridge over Blue River on Abandoned Railroad
Abandoned

Swope Park / Kansas City Zoo Suspension Footbridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1907; Rehabilitated 1994
Wire suspension bridge over Blue River on Non-Motorized Path
Open to pedestrians

US24 Blue River Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1934-35 by M.E. Gillioz; rehabilitated 1977
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Blue River on US 24 (Winner Road) in Kansas City
Open to traffic

US40 Blue River Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1991, Closed to all traffic 2014, relocated 2015
Steel through arch bridge over Blue River on US 40 in Kansas City
Relocated to Grandview as Tails & Trails Bridge