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Frisco - East Fork Grand River Bridge

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SLSF Frisco "Highline" Railroad Bridge

Approx. one mile north of Harrisonville, MO, viewable from I-49/US 71

Photo taken by Kellie Keene in February 2010

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BH Photo #347388

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Facts 

Overview
SLSF Frisco Railway "Highline" Bridge -- Clinton Subdivision
Location
Cass County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
The approaches to this bridge were removed when the line was salvaged in the mid 1980's. What is left will likely be removed when MODOT connects the west outer road on I-49/US 71.
Railroad
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Dimensions
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.66537, -94.39910   (decimal degrees)
38°39'55" N, 94°23'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/378278/4280572 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peculiar
Inventory number
BH 70654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2018: New photos from Clark Vance
  • January 26, 2016: Added by Kellie Keene

Sources 

  • Kellie Keene - misskellie35 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

Frisco - East Fork Grand River Bridge
Posted January 19, 2019, by Max

The heavy log buildup occurred in 2017, two days after the solar eclipse. KC experienced very heavy rain in a bad storm that came thru the Midwest here. Harrisonville experienced rainfall of six inches per hour for three straight hours. The town flooded in low places as did many highways and roads. I drove on I-49/US71 the next morning around 5am and it was at least ten inches underwater at mile marker 164 by the Grand River. Myself and other drivers drove into it at probably 1mph for a good 200 ft a crossed the river bridge. A tree actually hung from the old US 71 bridge to the west for a couple months afterwards. I'm surprised, but all these old rail bridges held up after that. Water discharge on those rivers and tributaries was intense.