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47th Street Overpass

Photos 

Thicker center section

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2012

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BH Photo #253417

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over E. 47th Street on Inactive Rock Island RR
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Rail line inactive
History
The Rock Island line reached Raytown just south of this location in 1904.
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03594, -94.47072   (decimal degrees)
39°02'09" N, 94°28'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/372709/4321794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 29
Elevation
880 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 10, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 1, 2012: Updated by Max Johnson: Updated "status". Rail line/bridge is not abandoned, just inactive
  • June 18, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

RI 47th Street Overpass
Posted July 29, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

When I was in highschool (private), I used to play along these tracks, and often would walk on the bridge. I never noticed the dates on the webbing of the rail (then again it was over 20 years ago).