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Bannister Road Bridge

Photos 

Piers on the pre 1931 alignment north of the current location

Photo taken by Clark Vance

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BH Photo #220811

Map 

Description 

This polygonal pony truss bridge was one of many built around Jackson County in the 1930s when many of the county highways were created. There were many built in this style and I believe this was one of the last (along with Noland Road about a mile NNE) to be replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Blue River on Bannister Road in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931; replaced ca. 2004
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 175.8 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.94636, -94.43040   (decimal degrees)
38°56'47" N, 94°25'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/376042/4311796 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lees Summit
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25509 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 34.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
8,000

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2006: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com