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E. 59th Street bridge

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Looking west

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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Description 

MoPac changed the alignment of their line in 1946. This bridge was built to carry the road over the new cut.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Union Pacific RR (former MP) on E. 59th Street
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946 when the rail was placed on a new alignment
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01366, -94.41268   (decimal degrees)
39°00'49" N, 94°24'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377694/4319242 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 35
Elevation
830 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25461 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 51866 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
70

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Reclassified as slab
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added NBI and minor corrections
  • March 24, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"

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Sources 

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