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Little Blue Road Bridge

Photos 

Possible photo

From the book: Results of County Planning. No publisher or copyright information.

The "OW" visible may have been the word "SLOW" to warn of the sharp turn.

Photo added by Clark Vance in June 2020

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BH Photo #474863

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The south abutment is visible from Noland Road on the west when the leaves are off. The street view shows the old road curving to follow the bluff for about 75 feet then it turns right to cross the valley. The north abutment is smaller and almost impossible to locate if there is foliage present. It may be possible to photograph the north side during winter.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Unnamed tributary of Little Blue River on Little Blue Road
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed
History
Shown on 1919 map, shown as bypassed on 1933 county highway map.
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99890, -94.41657   (decimal degrees)
38°59'56" N, 94°24'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377332/4317609 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lees Summit
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 11
Elevation
790 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 51865 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Have street view (26,215)
Jackson County, Missouri (275)
Kansas City, Missouri (162)
Lost (23,621)
Missouri (6,220)
Pony truss (15,971)
Truss (32,113)

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2020: New photo from Clark Vance
  • March 24, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Mystery"

Related Bridges 

  • Little Blue Bridge (Successor) - Replacement removed the sharp turn using a slightly different alignment.

Sources 

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