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KCS - Coal Mine Road Bridge


Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010


BH Photo #157266


Street View 


This was probably built when the KC Southern put this line through in the late 1920s. Bridges just south of here are dated 1928. Due west of this bridge is the KC Police firing range, built on the site of the old "Potter's Field" located on part of the Municipal Farm. Efforts are underway to survey the location of this and another unmarked burial site up the hill across I-435 to the East.


Timber stringer bridge over Coal Mine Road on Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic above and one-lane road traffic below
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Wooden trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04458, -94.50062   (decimal degrees)
39°02'40" N, 94°30'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370137/4322795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
Inventory number
BH 44343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (14,416)
Built 1928 (1,125)
Built during 1920s (9,519)
Have street view (25,443)
Jackson County, Missouri (260)
Kansas City Southern Railway (206)
Kansas City, Missouri (157)
Missouri (6,149)
Open (38,198)
Owned by railroad (11,110)
Railroad (14,381)
Timber stringer (3,713)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2013: New photos from Aaron Hall
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Railroad"
  • December 23, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Date edit from KCS info
  • October 25, 2010: Updated by Clark Vance: Added historical info
  • March 6, 2010: New photo from Joshua Collins
  • March 6, 2010: Added by James Baughn


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Aaron Hall - ahall [at] vitaphone [dot] net


Coal Mine Road Bridge
Posted October 25, 2010, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This is a very active rail line, so removal would certainly require replacement if the road is to remain open.

Coal Mine Road Bridge
Posted October 9, 2010, by Aaron Hall

According to a note on page 6 of Kansas City Industrial Council's 2007 "Infrastructure Survey And Industrial Area Priorities" report, they'd like to see this bridge removed because it restricts road traffic flow (which it surely does). There seem to be no current plans to do so, though.


Two pictures attached, looking east-northeast, taken October 2010.