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KCC&S - Blue River Bridge

Photos 

Looking east

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2014

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BH Photo #280276

Map 

Description 

This right of way was completed in the early 1870s. There are cut stones showing beneath the concrete on the west abutment and they may have had concrete placed over them later. The date and the abutment structure suggest that there may have been an early bridge that was later replaced and perhaps the grade raised to avoid the flooding common in this area.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Blue River on Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield RR
Location
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Rail line may have been built as early as 1870. Abandoned20 Sep 1928, scrapped shortly thereafter.
Railroads
- Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railway (KCC&S)
- Lawrence & Pleasant Hill Railroad Co. (L&PH)
- Pleasant Hill & DeSoto Railroad Co. (PH&D)
- St. Louis, Lawrence & Denver Railroad Co. (StLL&D)
- St. Louis, Lawrence & Western Railroad Co. (StLL&W)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
From the length of the crossing and the seats on the abutments it might have been a through truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85411, -94.60854   (decimal degrees)
38°51'15" N, 94°36'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360424/4301816 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belton
Elevation
950 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 60430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2014: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • TACNET - Abandonment information