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Atherton-Sibley Road Bridge

Photos 

Atherton Sibley Rd Bridge

Photo taken by: (unknown), shared by Neil Krout

BH Photo #416747

Map 

Description 

Cannot tell, most measurements were done with shadows. Bridge was removed sometime between 1996-2002.

This was originally called Ferry Road a century ago.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over BNSF Railway on E. Atherton Sibley Road
Location
Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1925; removed between 1996-2000
Builder
- Unknown
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 53.2 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Also called
Ferry Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19205, -94.20435   (decimal degrees)
39°11'31" N, 94°12'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/395993/4338779 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckner
Land survey
T. 51 N., R. 30 W., Sec. 34
Elevation
725 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 72566 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1920s (9,202)
Jackson County, Missouri (245)
Lost (20,117)
Missouri (6,050)
Pony truss (15,259)
Pratt pony truss (3,265)
Pratt truss (8,255)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,255)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,824)
Truss (30,078)
Unknown (34)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2018: Added by Neil Krout
  • June 22, 2016: Added location and NBI data from 1996
  • June 22, 2016: Added by Kelly McClanahan

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan
  • Neil Krout - kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Atherton-Sibley Road Bridge
Posted November 1, 2018, by Trista Roberts (robertstrista [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We called this the Z bridge because of the way the road went on either side of it and the side rails started with the roads. In the 90's my church (Six Mile Baptist) always had hay rides in the fall and we went over it. We always stopped and anyone who didn't want to ride on the trailer could get off and walk across. When I was learning to drive in 95', I missed my turn taking the back way to church. My dad said, "Don't worry, there is another way to go." I kept driving and we came up on the Z bridge. I had an 88' AMC Eagle station wagon. My dad would not let me get out of driving over it since I missed my turn. I will never forget that.