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Blue Parkway Bridge

Photo 

Remnant of the railing on the NW corner

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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BH Photo #222382

Map 

Description 

The original blue River Crossing for US 50. Bypassed in 1936 with longer, higher viaduct, probably to avoid flooding.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over Big Blue River on Blue Parkway
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed
History
Built 1928
Design
Girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 162.1 ft.
Deck width: 35.1 ft.
Also called
US 50 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03470, -94.52662   (decimal degrees)
39°02'05" N, 94°31'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/367868/4321736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 26
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25448 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 50699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,116

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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