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US 56 Frisco Bridge

Photos 

Date and decorative concrete

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2013

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BH Photo #264875

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Former US 56 on BNSF Railway
Location
Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952 by the Frisco when US 56 was put on a new alignemnt to eliminate grade crossing
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Steel stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86807, -94.80645   (decimal degrees)
38°52'05" N, 94°48'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/343280/4303687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ocheltree
Land survey
T. 14 S., R. 23 E., Sec. 1
Elevation
1055 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 57781 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

BNSF Railway (1,488)
Beam (15,628)
Built 1952 (329)
Built during 1950s (3,835)
Have street view (26,825)
Johnson County, Kansas (47)
Kansas (3,191)
Olathe, Kansas (4)
Open (39,805)
Owned by railroad (12,366)
Railroad (15,356)
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (213)
Steel stringer (6,187)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • August 26, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Kelly McClanahan

Comments 

US 56 Frisco Bridge
Posted November 2, 2017, by Curt Reynolds (lungfish2k [at] gmail [dot] com)

At the time the bridge was built, it was actually to bypass US 50 out of downtown Olathe and off of Kansas City Road/Santa Fe Drive and then on to Quivira (at 87th).

It hooked into what became the northbound lanes of I-35 later and the route went over the older of the two (overhead) bridges at 75th street.

At the time 50 (going west) split into 50N & 50S at US 59. Later 50 N became US 56 and 50 followed I-35 until it split off west of Ottawa.