Metcalf Place Bridge
Overview, from the Southern end
Photo taken by Joshua Collins in January 2010
BH Photo #154147
This route was originally the road between Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott, Kansas, dating from the early days of Kansas statehood. This crossing has had at least four bridges during that time. There is an old abutment next to this 1929 span, along with a bypass to the east built in 1960 and another four lane alignment to the west. This iron bridge deserves better than it's getting right now and may be saved as the city expands towards it and the old US 69 becomes more popular with cyclists.
- Five-span pony truss bridge over Blue River on Metcalf Place (formerly US 69)
- Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas
- Closed to all traffic
- Built 1929, bypassed 1960
- Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 358.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Also called
- Blue River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.81296, -94.67094 (decimal degrees)
38°48'47" N, 94°40'15" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/354925/4297347 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 17878 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 02/2008)
- Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- October 2, 2017: New photo from Nick Schmiedeler
- January 7, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
- July 20, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: More photos and description.
- February 8, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design and Design Description.
- February 2, 2010: New photos from Joshua Collins
- Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
- Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
- Nick Schmiedeler - nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com