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MoPac US50 Bridge

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Traveling east on old US 50

Photo taken by Clark Vance in June 2011

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BH Photo #255183

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Description 

Crosses the 1927 alignment of US 50. Four new lanes were opened to the south during the '60s and this became the outer road.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over US 50 Hwy on Union Pacific RR
Location
Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Vertical clearance above deck: 140.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90368, -94.37340   (decimal degrees)
38°54'13" N, 94°22'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/380911/4306984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Jacomo
Inventory number
BH 56450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad", "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "US 50"

Sources 

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

Comments 

Mo Pac 50 hwy bridge
Posted June 2, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It only changed thirty or forty years ago. I need time to get used to the change....

Mo Pac 50 hwy bridge
Posted June 2, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

While this is the old 50 Highway, the road now is called Blue Parkway.