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Bannister Road Bridge

Photo 

Replacement bridge

Photo taken by James Baughn

BH Photo #105585

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
Parker pony truss with rounded, vertical endposts
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
Elevation
800 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25509 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21682 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2006: Bridge has been replaced

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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