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27th Street Viaduct

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #116868

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Vine Street on 27th Street in Kansas City
Location
Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1917; demolished 2005
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 371.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07760, -94.56391   (decimal degrees)
39°04'39" N, 94°33'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/365369/4327732 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 9
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-051B31 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25415 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2004)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 14.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
9,800

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • March 22, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Concrete balustrade", "HAER documented"
  • July 7, 2008: New photos from Historic American Engineering Record
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Sources 

  • Historic American Engineering Record
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

27th Street Viaduct
Posted March 19, 2010, by Molly Hill (birdgurl97 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've been away from Kansas city for 10 years now, My husband did a painting of this bridge while we where going to school there. I'm sad to see that it's now gone...

27th Street Viaduct
Posted April 21, 2008, by mr2000watts (xxx2000_wattsxxx [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It's back open now and has been for several months.

27th Street Viaduct
Posted April 1, 2006, by TIm WHite (twhite64 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The 27th Street Viaduct is in the process of being replaced. Construction started during the 4Q of 2005. I'm not sure when it is scheduled to be completed.