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7th Street Trafficway Viaduct

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Overview
Lost Marsh arch bridge over Union Pacific Railroad, Rock Island Railroad on South 7th Street Trafficway US-69 US-169
Location
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Open Concrete Marsh Arch Segment Replaced in 1970s or 1980s. The Whole Span Replaced in 2007.
Railroads
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
A Stringer Bridge on the North Span with a Train Depot Platform in the Middle ( visible on Bing Birds Eye http://binged.it/1cVkNaK )with a Open Marsh Arch Span to the South over the rail yards. The Marsh Arch Span was replaced with a Stringer Span sometime in the 1970s or 1980s. That South Span that replaced it featured a noticable dip when driven on. The Bridge was torn down in 2007 replaced with a Plain Steel Stringer Bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09016, -94.62595   (decimal degrees)
39°05'25" N, 94°37'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/359380/4328040 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawnee
Inventory number
BH 59187 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2014: Updated by Chris Knight: Added categories "Railroad overpass", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "St. Louis Southwestern Railway", "US 69", "US 169"

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7th Street Trafficway Viaduct
Posted April 28, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I had no idea that this bridge once contained a couple of Marsh arch spans. I do remember the train platforms. I became curious about them when I drove over the old bridge on several occasions. I drove over the new bridge a couple weeks ago for the first time.

Now that the new bridge is in place, I don't know how much longer the deck truss to the south will remain.