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Chicago & Alton, MoPac crossing

Photos 

East side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in January 2019

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BH Photo #443236

Map 

Description 

Slab or concrete encased I-beams.

The crossing has been here since at least 1887. The current span may date to improvements made by MoPac ca. either 1923 or 1946.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over KCS (Chicago & Alton) on Union Pacific RR (MoPac)
Location
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Slab
Also called
UP-KCS crossing
MoPac 31st Street crossing1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06507, -94.41489   (decimal degrees)
39°03'54" N, 94°24'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/377591/4324950 (zone/easting/northing)
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 14
Elevation
1000 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 84369 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Independence, Missouri (17)
Jackson County, Missouri (253)
Missouri (6,135)
Open (38,201)
Owned by railroad (11,098)
Slab (1,863)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2019: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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