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Blue Ridge Cut-Off overpass

Photo 

Looking North

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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BH Photo #157438

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was built when Blue Ridge was widened as part of the Truman Sports Complex construction in the early 1970s. It replaced a narrow bridge similar to this one located to the south: http://bridgehunter.com/mo/jackson/bh48932/

Facts 

Overview
Unused pony plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Cut-Off on the Rock Island Railroad in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Railroad line inactive
Future prospects
Work to begin 2017, and reopen fore trail traffic 2018.
History
Unused since 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03997, -94.47609   (decimal degrees)
39°02'24" N, 94°28'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/372251/4322248 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 29
Elevation
865 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • June 18, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added topo map info and description
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • April 25, 2008: Added by Max Johnson

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Kelly McClanahan

Comments 

Blue Ridge Cut-Off overpass
Posted November 25, 2010, by Remick Bloss (madirea [at] cox [dot] net)

Excellent!!! Can you please get photos of the RI bridge that crosses the rr tracks at Leeds Junction? I believe it was a long one: it crossed the MP and SL-SF tracks with a through plate girder bridge, used trestle bents to cross a heavily-wooded area, crossed the KCS tracks on a ? span, more trestle bents, and then crossed Manchester Trafficway on a deck plate girder bridge supported by wood and concrete piers and abutments. Would love to see this bridge with a series of photos. Can't wait!!!