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E. 56th Street bridge

Photos 

North railing

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011

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BH Photo #228546

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The MoPac changed to this more southern alignment in 1946. This bridge allowed the road to pass over the new cut.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Union Pacific RR (former MoPac) on E. 56th Street
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946 when railroad changed alignment
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01914, -94.41393   (decimal degrees)
39°01'09" N, 94°24'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377595/4319851 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 35
Elevation
890 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25460 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 51868 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
43

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Reclassified as slab
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added NBI and minor changes
  • March 24, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Union Pacific Railroad", "Missouri Pacific Railroad"

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

E. 56th Street bridge
Posted September 13, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

If you follow the road around to the other bridge, you are on part of the old rail bed. The part of the old bridge abutment can seen on Noland Rd, though the narrow area, across from the house. However, I have no idea what the old bridge was prior to 1946. I had figured that the bypass was built between 1946-48 according to my maps.