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Frisco Blue River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Probably built ca 1900 by KCS, used by Frisco until this section was abandoned in the late '60s. Removed when US 71 was rebuilt to connect to the Watkins Drive project in the late '80s.

The north abutment is still visible inside the flood wall.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Blue River on Frisco RR
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Probably built by KCS, then taken over by Frisco when KCS realigned east in 1929
Railroads
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
KCS Blue River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97295, -94.54708   (decimal degrees)
38°58'23" N, 94°32'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/365981/4314912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grandview
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 22
Elevation
750 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 69230 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "8-panel truss"
  • September 16, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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