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KCCC&StJ - Liberty Viaduct (E)

Photos 

Top of west abutment

Looking south

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2013

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BH Photo #269653

Map 

Description 

There is a concrete abutment on the west side but none visible on the east. There are a couple of remains of wood piles on the east. There may have been a girder span across the actual tracks then a timber trestle leading to the embankment on the east.

Along the old rail bed a couple of hundred yards east are piles of large timbers and wood posts that may be salvaged from the eastern portion.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Former Milwaukee Road RR (currently UP?) on Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Interurban
Location
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1912
Railroads
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW; CMStP&P; CMStP)
- Interurban
- Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ)
Dimensions
Total length: 139.0 ft.
Also called
KCCC&StJ - East Liberty Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24576, -94.40713   (decimal degrees)
39°14'45" N, 94°24'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/378573/4344993 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Liberty
Inventory number
BH 58651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added length
  • November 5, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • November 3, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Liberty plat map - 1914 map showing the two bridges
  • Luke

Comments 

Liberty Interurban overpass
Posted November 5, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The salvage looks like typical stringers you would see on a wood pile trestle. That's what I am seeing anyways.

Liberty Interurban overpass
Posted November 5, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'd be interested in railroader comments on the pictures labeled as possible salvage. These look like railroad items but I don't know enough about railroad specific hardware to know if any of the items can be identified as being from a railroad trestle.

I've never seen any photos of or reference to this bridge.