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Beardsley Road Viaduct


Beneath I-670

The lowest of the three bridges visible. The relatively recent I-670 runs above Beardsley Road. The Beardsley Road bridge spans a section of the west bluff. Water running down the bluff runs under it. With the addition of I-670 it's possible the bridge could have been replaced with fill and culverts.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2011


BH Photo #195458


Street View 


Nothing historic here, folks. As of Feb 2011 the road is open with Jersey railings running the length of the road and no indication from above that there is a bridge.


Concrete deck girder bridge on Beardsley Road
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Replaced 2010
Built 1917
Concrete deck girder
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 640.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09648, -94.59680   (decimal degrees)
39°05'47" N, 94°35'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/361914/4328696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 6
850 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25401 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 42786 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added photos and street view.
  • February 3, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Updated status to "open".
  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Clark Vance: Moved Google Maps marker
  • June 14, 2009: Added by James Baughn



Beardsley Road Viaduct
Posted September 20, 2020, by Hannah (wickedaxeguitars [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The old Beardsley Road Viaduct was haunted. I wonder if the new one is, too. It certainly has a lot less character now.

Beardsley Road Viaduct
Posted April 16, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Yep, 670. Guess I could have looked at the map.... Corrected in photo text--thanks.

Beardsley Road Viaduct
Posted April 15, 2011, by Doug Burch (dougbstf [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The road above it is I-670 and not I-635. Also recent construction project, this thing is same as new now.