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MoPac Ripley Junction Bridge

Photos 

West side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in March 2013

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BH Photo #251018

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on Union Pacific RR (former Mo Pac)
Location
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Newer bridge replacing undetermined earlier bridge
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
MoPac - Ripley Junction Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.13314, -94.31306   (decimal degrees)
39°07'59" N, 94°18'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/386511/4332372 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Missouri City
Land survey
T. 50 N, R. 31 W., Sec 22
Elevation
730 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 55859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (13,624)
Girder (8,876)
Independence, Missouri (17)
Jackson County, Missouri (248)
Missouri (6,072)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (304)
Open (37,969)
Owned by railroad (10,831)
Plate girder (6,755)
Railroad (14,186)
Skewed (4,787)
Steel stringer (5,374)
Through girder (3,300)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,127)

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "railroad"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Ripley Crossing
Posted March 22, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

There was an older bridge here that was probably replaced as a part of the flood control and trail development that went on 20-30 years ago. The current bridge is of interest only to railfans and for the remaining stone abutments. When I run across more info on the old bridge I'll post it and probably convert this page to a "lost" bridge.

Ripley Crossing
Posted March 22, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

Appears to have been built 1980s or 1990s