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RI - East Stadium Drive Overpass

Photos 

Looking East

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in December 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #150688

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was initially built to the level below the arch. Shortly thereafter it was raised eight feet with the arched section to go above the nearby KCS line. The retaining walls in the street view show the line of the former height. The Railroad Gazette in the sources below has before and after photos.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete Arch bridge over E. Stadium Drive on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (RI; CRIP; ROCK)
Design
Concrete arch
Dimensions
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05721, -94.50083   (decimal degrees)
39°03'26" N, 94°30'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370142/4324197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 43766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added link to historic photos of increased elevation added.
  • September 1, 2012: New photo from Clark Vance
  • June 8, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: New photos, changed status to Inactive
  • June 22, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: Added "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad" to categories
  • December 17, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • The Railroad Gazette, October 21, 1904 - Google book scan with description of the St. Louis to Kansas City CRI&P line
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

E. Stadium Drive Bridge
Posted August 21, 2010, by Remick Bloss (madirea [at] cox [dot] net)

Thanks for posting the E. Stadium arch bridge. I've always wondered what the RI line was like behind the stadium. Also, thanks for posting the two RI overpasses, Blue Springs cut-off and Raytown. Do you ( or could you) post 3 more Leeds Junction bridges? They are as follows: 1) KCS's concrete viaduct just to the west of the E. Stadium arch bridge, 2)RI's Deck girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway right around the corner from the arch bridge, and finally the best, 3) the RI's thru plate girder/trestle that crosses the UP/SL-SF tracks. All 3 of these bridges are fit to be on this website. I'll post more later on the HO scale Kansas City, Ottumwa, & Western, as I am working on creating a website. May I post this website as one of my links?