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KCCC&StJ - Rock Creek Bridge

Photos 

West Face

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2014

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BH Photo #284431

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Closed spandrel concrete arch over Rock Creek. The bridge carried 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
Abandoned closed-spandrel arch bridge over Rock Creek on Abandoned Interurban Railroad
Location
Avondale, Clay County, Missouri
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Interurban
- Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch, built for the Kansas City, Clay County, and St. Joseph Interurban Railway, abandoned, inaccessible on private property. Supposedly these were Luten patent.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15633, -94.54785   (decimal degrees)
39°09'23" N, 94°32'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366260/4335265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 61099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • June 5, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Build and design info
  • May 29, 2014: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

KCCC&StJ - Rock Creek Bridge
Posted February 4, 2016, by Tom Platz (Tom [at] ThePlatzFamily [dot] com)

Me and my childhood friends used to play on this bridge in the 80s. Neat to read a little bit of the history about it.