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Sebree Bridge


East side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Frank Sebree 

Written by Clark Vance

Named for Frank P. Sebree (1854-1940), a Kansas City attorney who server in many public roles including as a member of the Park Board and as a judge. Sebree descendants still practice law in Kansas City.

Benton Boulevard was part of Kansas City's system of parks and boulevards built around a century ago. Just south of this bridge it intersects Swope Parkway, another boulevard.



Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Brush Creek on Benton Blvd. in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1922-24; rehabilitated 1983
- Harrington, Howard & Ash of Kansas City, Kansas & New York, New York (Design)
- M.E. Gillioz of Monett, Missouri
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 324.0 ft.
Deck width: 53.1 ft.
Also called
Benton and Swope Parkway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03735, -94.54276   (decimal degrees)
39°02'14" N, 94°32'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366476/4322053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 27
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25444 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 048-S081B41 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2012: New photo from Clark Vance
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added builder
  • June 23, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added alternate name.
  • July 3, 2006: Posted new photos



Sebree Bridge
Posted June 23, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A view from 1925 showing the pre-rehab railings:


Sebree Bridge
Posted December 5, 2006, by Anita Roberts (anita464 [at] missouristate [dot] edu)

This bridge was built by M.E. Gillioz of Monett, MO, one of the biggest road, bridge, dam, and building contractors from the first half of the 20th Century.