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UP - Blue River Bridge #2

Photos 

UP Blue River Bridge #2

Looking North

Photo taken by John Marvig in February 2017

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BH Photo #381393

Map 

Description 

Prior to 1954 this line followed the river rather than crossing multiple times. The old grade has been partially converted to trail use, visible to the north on the map.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Blue River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1954
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 295.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89172, -94.58326   (decimal degrees)
38°53'30" N, 94°34'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362690/4305952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandview
Inventory number
BH 75849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 6, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • March 1, 2017: Added by John Marvig

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