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Little Blue Road Bridge

Photo 

2005 photo

BH Photo #158697

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Little Blue Road in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932; replaced 2006
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 196.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98956, -94.40866   (decimal degrees)
38°59'22" N, 94°24'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/378000/4316561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lees Summit
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-115B41 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25477 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2013: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Moved to correct place on map
  • March 23, 2010: New photo from David Smothers
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Sources 

Comments 

Little Blue Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2017, by Diane L Clark (graciehillfarm [at] juno [dot] com)

How sad that it's just a plain concrete bridge with no character whatsoever. Just another overpass over a little river you can't even notice while driving over it now. Very sad commentary on the history of the area (and it's a very interesting and colorful history, if one bothers to research it). Just so sad that we tear down the past and replace it with drabness.

Little Blue Road Bridge
Posted October 16, 2006, by Daniel Clark (danclark1988 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Boring concrete slab. Doesn't even follow the same route.

Little Blue Road Bridge
Posted April 3, 2006, by Laura (marblepothos [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has be torn down and rebuilt. It is now open.