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Trolley Track Trail - 69th Street Bridge

Photo 

Looking West

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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BH Photo #200526

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Description 

A rail line once ran from Westport to Dodson (near 85th and Prospect). It ran parallel to Wornall from 63rd St at Brookside to about 79th Street where it curved East. In the 1950s there was streetcar and some light rail traffic. It is now a walking trail from Dodson to the Plaza. Because of poor visibility at the intersection with Wornall, 69th St was closed under the bridge and a pedestrian walkway built.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Pedestrian path replacing 69th Street on Trolley Track Trail
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians
Railroads
- Kansas City Public Service Co. (KCPS)
- Rail-to-trail
- Streetcar
Design
Concrete stringer
Also called
KCPS Dodson Line - 69th Street Bridge
KCPS - 69th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00357, -94.59330   (decimal degrees)
39°00'13" N, 94°35'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362036/4318379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 48876 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2016: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • September 27, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • January 31, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Interurban"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Railroad"
  • June 7, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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

Comments 

69th Street car line underpass
Posted June 23, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A view from when the underpass was active:

http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mont...