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Cliff Drive Bridge

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Driving underneath

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Chestnut Trafficway on Cliff Drive in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1920
Builders
- Concrete Construction Co. (Subcontractor)
- H.B. Thompson (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 77.0 ft.
Total length: 77.0 ft.
Deck width: 43.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11254, -94.54818   (decimal degrees)
39°06'45" N, 94°32'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366149/4330406 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-026B32 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25390 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 74.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
90

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2006: Posted new photos

Comments 

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted June 15, 2016, by Don Morrison

Thanks Nathan - that makes sense.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted June 14, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Don,

I am pretty sure its painting containment around the bents, they must have been repainting the bridge when James was there.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted June 13, 2016, by Don Morrison

I'm curious as to what is looming in the background of James' photo, since it seems absent in street view.

Cliff Drive Bridge
Posted June 13, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge and the plate girder to the south are very irritating to get to. The road this bridge goes over has no legal parking areas. And reaching the road this bridge carries and the road the plate girder carries is more difficult than it looks on the map. Many unmarked one-way roads, many closed roads, plus the fact that the roads are grade separated. I got so irritated at the situation I drove over the shallow curb on Chestnut and parked on the grass. Fortunately no cops came by!