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Main Street Bridge

Photos 

Looking east

Photo taken by Clark Vance in October 2013

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BH Photo #267932

Map 

Description 

Built by the The Kansas City, Clay County, and St. Joseph Interurban Railway which started construction in 1911 and opened in 1913. Robert P. Woods of Indianapolis, consulting engineer. Operation ceased in March 1933.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge over Fishing River on Main Street in Mosby
Location
Mosby, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1911 as an interurban bridge, converted to road after 1945
Builder
- Robert P. Woods of Indianapolis, Indiana (Consulting Engineer)
Railroads
- Interurban
- Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ)
Design
Luten arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Interurban bridge
KCCC&StJ - Fishing River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.31505, -94.29897   (decimal degrees)
39°18'54" N, 94°17'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/388018/4352543 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kearney
Land survey
T. 52 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 17
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
75
Inventory numbers
MO 024-293000.2 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 21168 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 14, 2019: New photos from John Marvig
  • November 10, 2019: Updated by John Marvig: bridge is now closed
  • November 4, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Lattice Railing"
  • October 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Confirmed as Interurban

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I visited today and met the man living to the SW. He talked about how the city was not taking care of the bridges or the river. Mosby floods and a lot of the places are vacant or torn down. I can't imagine they have much tax revenue to work with.

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 14, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hats off to Clark for initially adding several of these former interurban bridges. There are many more extant in Clay and Jackson counties.

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 14, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Wo....this thing is very interesting!! Cool pix !!

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 10, 2019, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I found the bridge closed upon recent visit. Signs around the bridge state that you are on camera, although no "no trespassing" signs were found. Property owners on southwest corner of bridge were quickly confrontational, although were cool about it when I explained I was only photographing bridge.