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KCS - Prospect Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Looking NE

Main span

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2015

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BH Photo #330233

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is on the main KSC line heading south to New Orleans. To the east is the former Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. After the base closed it was converted to a multi-modal shipping terminal. KCS added two bridges and sidings leading to the base. A new bridge was built to the east of this one in 2000 to carry the additional track.

Facts 

Overview
Through plate girder bridge over Prospect Avenue and KCC&S on Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
Belton, Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railway (KCC&S)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83019, -94.56617   (decimal degrees)
38°49'49" N, 94°33'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/364055/4299098 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belton
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 9
Inventory number
BH 68145 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 23, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Photos and description
  • June 22, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Prospect Overpass
Posted September 16, 2015, by Dale Rush (rush [at] ecarthage [dot] com)

Kansas City, Clinton and Southern Railway (The Leaky Roof)line between Olathe, KS and Belton, MO ran under this bridge too.