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US 71 Southbound Bridge

Map 

Description 

Carried the southbound lanes, built after the northbound bridge. US 71 was three lanes (alternating center passing lane) from here south until the 1960s when it went a full four lanes on a new alignment. This bridge and it's northbound partner carried US 71 until it was realigned to the east. Removed ca 1992 and replaced with a wider bridge carrying all lanes of Old 71 now named Hickman Mills Drive.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Blue River on US 71
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built when 71 was widened and a lane added.
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Skew angle
15 degrees
Also called
US 71 Blue River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97201, -94.54796   (decimal degrees)
38°58'19" N, 94°32'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/365903/4314810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandview
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 22
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
MoDOT J-926R (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 69232 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Refined type from photo
  • September 16, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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