Photo taken by James Baughn
Field visit in 2016 shows that someone crashed into the bent of this bridge and died (flowers/memorial present). It badly bent some of the bracing.
From the Kansas City MO Public Library site:
"The Missouri Valley Room of the [Kansas City, MO] Public Library has a 3 volume printed report, used in a court case against the Metropolitan street railway system, describing the bridge and its construction in minute detail and giving sketches, elevations and a detailed appraisal of costs. Material, men, grading, dirt removal, concrete, anchorage metal, steel, donkeys, tin cups used by the workmen and even the penwipers for the bookkeepers are included."
This bridge is now open.