Rating:
2 votes

Kenneth Road Bridge

Photos 

West pier and approach with new Bailey truss

Note the rotten stone fourth course down.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010

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BH Photo #190997

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Kenneth Road in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Closed to all traffic -- in process of being removed to be reused.
History
Built 1905; replaced by a relocated Bailey Truss in 1996. Closed to all traffic due to damage from an overweight truck in 2008.
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85487, -94.60780   (decimal degrees)
38°51'18" N, 94°36'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360490/4301899 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belton
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 31
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25533 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
2,300

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2014: New photo from Clark Vance
  • December 27, 2010: New photos from Clark Vance
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Street View confirms bridge has been replaced by a Bailey truss
  • August 23, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey

Sources 

Comments 

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted October 4, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

The bridge is being dismantled, moved and reused as a pedestrian Bridge, along the Presidential Trail, In Jackson County. The new two land bridge should be completed in 2017.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted October 12, 2011, by Deb (ddale777 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not getting rebuilt as of Oct. 11, 2011. I have contacted KCMO and there is no money for funding it.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 23, 2010, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

Here is a link to the document that confirms what I posted below:

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:KY023jW5J0QJ:www.k...

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2010, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

James and all: I have driven over this bridge on a weekly basis since 1988. It was NOT rehabilitated in 1996, it was a Pratt Through truss with a wodden floor, and was removed in 1996, and that is when the Bailey Truss was relocated there. In 2008, an overweight truck went partially through it, and the road has been closed ever since.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 1, 2010, by Anonymous

????? Completion date???

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted August 23, 2008, by T (T [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge is currently being torn down and rebuilt.

http://www.kcmo.org/cco.nsf/web/16CF58E8B9D769438625748F006C...

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted May 11, 2008, by Sharon Koontz (purplelths [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was filmed during a movie shoot about 1 1/2 years ago. Does anyone know the film name?