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E 126th Terr "Mystery" Bridge

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126th Terr Ghost Bridge

Unknown bridge

Google Earth screen grab.

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BH Photo #395796

Map 

Description 

A ghost bridge of sorts. Built between 1957-64 (quad map). However no road has ever crossed it. Currently used by Ridge trail off (of 127th and) Charlotte St. At one time, 127th did extend to just short of the of the bridge, until the late 1990's.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over UP Railroad on Ghost bridge / trail
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1960s
Design
Steel stringers with concrete deck
Dimensions
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89744, -94.58259   (decimal degrees)
38°53'51" N, 94°34'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362759/4306585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandview
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 17
Inventory number
BH 77825 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2017: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • July 4, 2017: Added by Kelly McClanahan

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Comments 

E 126th Terr "Mystery" Bridge
Posted September 30, 2017, by Nick Schmiedeler

Odd road bridge? Large, early RR pedestrian-crossing bridge? Brand new homes surround this one on W side, received permission to dive in behind new homeowner's place. Interesting old thing for sure.

E 126th Terr "Mystery" Bridge
Posted July 4, 2017, by Luke

Historicaerials shows a farm here in 1969.