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I 70 E. Stadium Drive Overpass

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Grasshopper Bridge 05

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan in July 2017

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BH Photo #398876

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over I-70
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built for/with Truman Sports Complex
Builder
- Howard Needles (Presumably)
Design
Steel rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 202.8 ft.
Total length: 383.0 ft.
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Also called
Stadium Drive Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05561, -94.48275   (decimal degrees)
39°03'20" N, 94°28'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/371703/4323993 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 19
Inventory numbers
MONBI 2451 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 57339 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2016)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
4,513

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2017: New photo from Kelly McClanahan
  • November 29, 2014: Updated by Chris Knight: Reverting Name Change. The Source gave me the wrong info as it was the Stadium Drive Bridge over I-435 that was renamed to Len Dawson Bridge.
  • September 26, 2014: Updated by Chris Knight: Renamed to Len Dawson Bridge per http://m.kmbc.com/news/modot-chiefs-celebrate-len-dawson-bridge-dedication/28262574
  • August 21, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI data, corrected bridge type.
  • July 25, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • July 24, 2013: Added by Kelly McClanahan

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Comments 

I 70 E. Stadium Drive Overpass -
Posted August 21, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This bridge replaced another bridge originally over I-70 at this location. Stadium road was graded lower when it was widened for the stadium project and this bridge was built. The original was a two lane 1960s vintage UCEB on concrete columns that crossed very high over the interstate, carrying what I believe was then called Leeds Road.

I 70 E. Stadium Drive Overpass -
Posted August 21, 2013, by Kelly McClanahan

The bridge used to be painted green, and was often called the Grasshopper Bridge by MoDot. My father worked there for 40 years, and this is what he has always called it.