3 votes

E 58th Street Bridge


Looking west

Things don't look good for repairs

Photo taken by Clark Vance in September 2012


BH Photo #238888

Street View 


Wooden bridge over the KC Southern Railroad on E. 58th Street in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Removed but not replaced
Built 1929
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Timber stringer with wooden deck
Length of largest span: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01870, -94.51609   (decimal degrees)
39°01'07" N, 94°30'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368750/4319945 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-096B32 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25463 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21678 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2012)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Wooden railroad overpass"
  • July 14, 2013: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added E(ast) to the street name.
  • October 14, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Changed to timber stringer and noted closure
  • September 10, 2012: New photo from Clark Vance
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas City Southern Railway"

Related Bridges 


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E 58th Street Bridge
Posted February 6, 2014, by Kelly McClanahan (KMCCLA [at] aol [dot] com)

It is not too surprising, from what I read it was more economical to simply buy out those properties on the west side of the bridge, than try and either replace the bridge or build a bypass from the west. It is sad to see a bridge like this go, however, if there should have been a accident on the bridge, that would have created a whole set of other problems. As it was, I doubt there would have been a problem if the fire department could have not been able to cross the bridge.

E 58th Street Bridge
Posted January 18, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Tax map shows all property west of the bridge owned by Kansas City.

E 58th Street Bridge
Posted December 18, 2013, by Kent Higgins (jkhiggins [at] transystems [dot] com)

Wooden bridge removed on December 16, 2013.

58th Street Bridge
Posted April 2, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

As of today the bridge has been cleared of the blue boards and all the construction fencing removed. There is a closure sign but it's mounted so as to be readily removed for vehicle access.

58th Street Bridge
Posted December 4, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Strange. I had read that the houses had been bought out so the bridge could be removed. Some were pretty nice places. Someone spent some money doing that. There are still city pages referring to replacement planning, so who is the new bridge for??

58th Street Bridge
Posted December 3, 2012, by Kelly McClanahan (KMCCLA [at] aol [dot] com)

Bridge is open to traffic (although there is no traffic to go anywhere). I visited this location on 11/22/12 (Thanksgiving Day), and it was still open. All of the houses on the other end have been removed, the lots cleared and cleaned. I was hesitant about going over it at first, but after I turned around and went back over it was still rated for 14 tons.

58th Street Bridge
Posted November 9, 2012, by Kelly McClanahan (KMCCLA [at] aol [dot] com)

Not sure what is going on, but I have a feeling the bridge is going to be removed. There used to be ten houses on the west side of the tracks, but on Google Earth (newly updated) shows they all have been removed, hence why the excavator is blocking the other end of the bridge (which also can be seen). Since there are no more houses over there, there would be no reason for the bridge.

58th Street Bridge
Posted October 14, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Design for a replacement. I hope the $600k price is for the proposed bridge, not just the design study. Completion date is 2007 so if it's for the bridge they are running behind.


58th Street Bridge
Posted September 10, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Closed today with an excavator on the west side. Probably set for replacement soon.

58th Street Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Diane Clark (graciehillfarm [at] juno [dot] com)

If newer or more pictures of this bridge are needed, I would be glad to get them. I travel in and out of Swope Park frequently so it would be easy enough for me to head north to the bridge. The same applies for any of the bridges in that area.

58th Street Bridge
Posted August 17, 2010, by Remick Bloss (madirea [at] cox [dot] net)

Why is this bridge not posted on the Historic Bridges site for Missouri? Do you have several photos of this bridge from different elevations or angles? Inquiring modelers want to know!!!