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E. 83rd Street Bridge

Photos 

Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2010

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BH Photo #157444

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete bridge over Kansas City Southern Railway on E. 83rd Street
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.1 ft.
Total length: 115.2 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97439, -94.51347   (decimal degrees)
38°58'28" N, 94°30'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368895/4315023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandview
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 13 and 24
Elevation
950 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44373 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Removal date
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Removed "skewed". I couldn't see one....
  • March 24, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas City Southern Railway"
  • March 7, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins

Related Bridges 

  • 83rd St E Bridge (Upstream) - Not really up or down river, just adjacent on a now closed road.

Sources 

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

Comments 

E. 83rd Street Bridge
Posted March 30, 2017, by Kelly McClanahan

The 83rd St I-435 Bridge is supposed to come down 4/7/17. It was closed sometime in the early 1990's, the the KCS bridge being removed in 2011.

E. 83rd Street Bridge
Posted February 5, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The road has been closed for roughly 20 years. The railroad bridge was failing and it has now been removed. Although I haven't driven by in a month, my guess is the newer bridge over the interstate is still present since removing it would have required closing the interstate for at least a few hours, and that makes the news.

My guess is most people were glad to see this isolated stretch of road closed to those who used it for more than driving through.

83rd Street Bridge
Posted February 4, 2016, by Renee Dobbins (reneedobbins62 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello, trying to find out how long the bridges - 83rd Street Bridge over Highway 435 KCMO and E. 83rd Bridge have been closed to traffic. I have read the E. 83rd bridge has been removed and want the 83rd Bridge over 435 removed as well. Needing some facts please. Thank you so much.

E. 83rd Street Bridge
Posted November 9, 2012, by Kelly McClanahan (KMCCLA [at] aol [dot] com)

I was looking at Google Earth, and found out that this bridge has now been removed. It is unlikely it will be rebuilt,due to the area not having much traffic, and due to the fact it has been closed for so long. However, I used to use this a short-cut when I delivered pizza (some 20 years ago).