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MoPAC Railroad overpass

Photos 

Approaching from the southwest

Photo taken by Clark Vance in August 2018

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BH Photo #432517

Map 

Description 

This looks like a small culvert allowing farm vehicles to pass. Property on both sides of the RR have the same owner.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Private road on Mo Pac (now UP) RR
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1946
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Concrete rigid frame
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02214, -94.41529   (decimal degrees)
39°01'20" N, 94°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377483/4320186 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
49N-32W-35
Inventory number
BH 67321 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2018: New photos from Clark Vance
  • April 29, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Railroad overpass
Posted July 9, 2015, by Kelly McClanahan

The old over pass is in the narrows, right in the S curve. If you look to the east, you can still see part of the old abutment, on the other side of the street is a house. You have to look quick, but it is there.

Railroad overpass
Posted April 29, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The '46 realignment shortened and straightened the line. The terrain is uneven in this area and the road was put through to connect several shorter roads when the county built the highway system in the Truman/Pendergast era. Noland Road made some turns here to move through some steep grades.

Railroad overpass
Posted April 29, 2015, by Ian Martin

Looking at the old topos on HistoricAerials, it looks like they actually moved the railroad as opposed to straightening the road (no idea why they did this). Prior to the 1958 topo, the railroad crossed the road in the middle of the S-bend just north of here. I'm guessing that due to the lag in topo surveying that this was actually done in 1946 based on the build dates for this bridge and the highway overpass crossing the railroad on 56th Street just south of here. Bottom line, it looks like it's probably a just a cattle pass, though it probably does has a number in UP's book.

Railroad overpass
Posted April 29, 2015, by Luke

I looked at the area in a quadrangle map from landmarkhunter, and it appears that the bridge used to cross Noland Road, so "Old Noland Road Overpass" could be a name.