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MoPac Big Creek Bridge

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NW corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2015

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BH Photo #330358

Map 

Description 

The Missouri Pacific originally built through here between 1864-1865. Several bridges and culverts to the north in Lee's Summit carry dates from the mid 1920s and this bridge may date from that period. The approaches have been replaced with modern concrete beams. This line is still a main route between Kansas City and Saint Louis including the Amtrak route.

The MoPac Trail has been created parallel to this track from downtown north to the city lake. To the south it may eventually connect to the trail planned along the former Rock Island track.

NRHP info on Pleasant Hill and the railroad: http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/survey/CSAS003-R.pdf

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Big Creek on UPRR (Former Missouri Pacific)
Location
Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Probably from the '20s, approach spans replaced with concrete beams at some point
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.79277, -94.28119   (decimal degrees)
38°47'34" N, 94°16'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/388734/4294560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill
Land survey
T. 46 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 18
Inventory number
BH 68148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,372)
Cass County, Missouri (112)
Concrete stringer (683)
Girder (9,137)
Missouri (6,135)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (317)
Open (38,211)
Owned by railroad (11,100)
Plate girder (6,948)
Pleasant Hill, Missouri (4)
Railroad (14,365)
Through girder (3,395)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,161)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2015: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 23, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com