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MP - Chicago & Alton 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 Chicago & Alton on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Slab
Also called
MoPac 31st Street crossing1
UP-KCS crossing
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)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2019: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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