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Frisco - Brush Creek Bridge


Looking north

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2011


BH Photo #222386



According to this map: http://tacnet.missouri.org/history/state04/jackson3.gif this was the original alignment of the KCS. In 1929 the KCS created a new RoW branching off at Grandview and going NE along Blue Ridge then heading NW east of Swope Park, rejoining the old KCS track at Leeds. Maps after 1930 show this RoW carrying the Frisco "High Line" north of Grandview to the Blue River where it follows the Blue valley to Leeds. The Frisco track from Grandview north to Leeds, including this section, has been abandoned and much of it wiped out by new construction.


Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Brush Creek on Inactive St. Louis-San Francisco Railway grade
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Abandoned since 1967
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 67.0 ft.
Total length: 194.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03838, -94.52622   (decimal degrees)
39°02'18" N, 94°31'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/367909/4322143 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory numbers
Railroad number 11.3
BH 50701 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added information per forum comment by Dale Rush
  • November 19, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Kansas City Southern Railway"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad"
  • December 25, 2011: Added by Clark Vance



Frisco - Brush Creek Bridge
Posted September 16, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Nice information, Dale.

Can you access the information for the rest of this line south to Grandview?

Frisco - Brush Creek Bridge
Posted September 16, 2015, by Dale Rush (rush [at] ecarthage [dot] com)

According to Frisco Bridge Records this was bridge #11.3. Going north to south the bridge consisted of the following:

1.) 6 panel timber pile approach, length 82', max ht. 20'

2.) Thru Plate Girder, length 65', max ht. 33'

3.) 4 panel timber pile approach, length 47, max. ht. 20'

Bridge was retired in 1967 when Frisco obtained trackage rights on the adjacent Missouri Pacific line.