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BN - North Commercial Street Overpass


North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2011


BH Photo #202762


Street View 


Concrete slab bridge over N. Commercial St on Burlington Northern RR
Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri
Built 1928
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65824, -94.35850   (decimal degrees)
38°39'30" N, 94°21'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/381798/4279727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48990 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2016: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad"
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • October 15, 2011: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • June 26, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Changed status to Abandoned


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Luke


BN - North Commercial Street Overpass
Posted December 18, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You are right--the bridge still carries a short length of track that seems to see use as a siding connected to the Missouri Pacific (now UP) line running N-S through town. The missing bridge in the middle was the Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway, later part of the Frisco.

BN - North Commercial Street Overpass
Posted December 18, 2016, by Cass Countian

I don't believe this bridge to be completely abandoned. I live in Garden City and go to Harrisonville all the time. Most recently I recall seeing rail cars stored on this bridge over the summer this year, so I would think it still sees storage duty at least.

N. Commercial St Bridge I
Posted June 26, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I believe this is the abandoned Burlington Northern (as of 1981) line which continued north along US 71 through Belton and into south KC. North of Grandview, MO the RoW has been covered and a couple of other bridges removed. I suspect this one bridge remains only because there wasn't steel worth removing. The bridge over this line on MO 7 east of Harrisonville was removed and the cut filled several years ago. This line continued east to East Lynne where the 1954 quad shows it as part of the Frisco system.