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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 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.