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Swope Park / Kansas City Zoo Suspension Footbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Wayne Grodkiewicz

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BH Photo #220794

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Blue River on Non-Motorized Path
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1907; Rehabilitated 1994
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Cable suspension bridge with riveted Warren pony truss stiffening. Lattice railings remain on bridge.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 227.0 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00164, -94.52430   (decimal degrees)
39°00'06" N, 94°31'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368007/4318064 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 47764 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden
  • January 19, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

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