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E 139th St Little Blue Bridge

Photos 

Former location

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2015

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BH Photo #355409

Map 

Description 

The design of this crossing is currently unknown. Just to the NE Byers Road crossed the Little Blue on a small pony truss known to locals in the 1970s as Cherry Dip. The bridge had rising approaches and could cause a speeding car to go airborne.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Little Blue River on E. 139th Street
Location
Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87160, -94.50910   (decimal degrees)
38°52'18" N, 94°30'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/369085/4303609 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belton
Land survey
47N-33W-24
Inventory number
BH 67301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Grandview, Missouri (8)
Jackson County, Missouri (245)
Lost (19,916)
Missouri (6,043)

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2016: New photos from Clark Vance
  • April 28, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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

Comments 

E 139th St Little Blue Bridge
Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The pictures on this page are not of Cherry Dip on Byars road. The road is still in use and the original "cherry dip" was removed. The photos show a road barrier and a creek bed. Not part of Cherry Dip.

I grew up in that area and crossed that bridge MANY times. It was a local icon that was involved in many accidents.

E 139th St Little Blue Bridge
Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

After more checking the map provided the location you have it not of the bridge the locals called Cherry Dip. You have located the "low water" crossing that used to be on Byars road and that location was South of High Grove. Cherry Dip was a few miles North. Cherry Dip was maybe closer to Ruskin. The bridge was also on Food Lane. The road changes from Byars Road to Food Lane at Harry S. Truman Drive. Cherry Dip was north of that location. The creek it crossed doesn't have a name that I am aware of.

The link provided shows the original location of Cherry Dip. Part of the reason it got that name was because of the road name "Food Lane". It was "Cherry Dip on Food Lane". Classic!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Byars+Rd,+Grandview,+MO+64...

E 139th St Little Blue Bridge
Posted August 29, 2018, by Leslie Davis (ausrakay [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The pictures on this page are not of Cherry Dip on Byars road. The road is still in use and the original "cherry dip" was removed. The photos show a road barrier and a creek bed. Not part of Cherry Dip.

I grew up in that area and crossed that bridge MANY times. It was a local icon that was involved in many accidents.

E 139th St Little Blue Bridge
Posted October 30, 2015, by Rodger Cletcher (carcassfinder [at] aol [dot] com)

Left the ground a few times off of it. Crazy kids.