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RI - Manchester Trafficway Overpass

Photos 

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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BH Photo #222508

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Street Views 

Description 

The 1935 topo shows a dirt road passing under the RI here. Most likely the first bridge resembled the Coal Mine Road bridge a couple of miles south.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway on Abandoned Rock Island RR
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built between 1935 and 1957, which is when Manchester Trafficway was created.
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 353.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05841, -94.50177   (decimal degrees)
39°03'30" N, 94°30'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370062/4324331 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
49N-33W-24
Inventory number
BH 50720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • June 20, 2016: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • October 15, 2013: New Street View added by Joe Leets
  • August 1, 2012: Updated by Max Johnson: Updated "status"
  • December 27, 2011: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Rock Island Manchester Trafficway Bridge
Posted April 5, 2012, by Garrett Corliss (hugeroblox [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge is still there. The hopes of a new interurban line running over the old rock island has kept all these bridges.