James Street Bridge
In 1942 the bridge was raised six feet to improve passage of flood waters. The bridge was raised with federal money but there was a dispute about whether the city or county should pay to raise the approaches.
- Lost through truss bridge over Kansas River on N. James Street in Kansas City
- Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
- Replaced by a new bridge on the existing piers of the old bridge
- Replaced 1987
- - Metropolitan Street Railway Co. (Met)
- Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 290.0 ft.
Total length: 890.0 ft.
- Also called
- N. James Street Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.11147, -94.61656 (decimal degrees)
39°06'41" N, 94°36'60" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/360235/4330390 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Kansas City
- Land survey
- T. 11 S., R. 25 E., Sec. 10
- Inventory number
- BH 18692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 10, 2014: Updated by Chris Knight: Added Superstructure replaced as the new bridge was built on the old piers.
- April 5, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Categories and Number of Main Spans.
- July 3, 2006: Posted new photos
- Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com