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Lexington Avenue Bridge

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Overview
Steel plate-girder bridge over Chestnut Trafficway on Lexington Avenue in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900-01 by the Central Electric Railroad Co.; remodeled 1907; rehabilitated 1965 and 2006
Builder
- Waddell & Hedrick of Kansas City, Missouri (Design)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 386.1 ft.
Deck width: 42.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11080, -94.54813   (decimal degrees)
39°06'39" N, 94°32'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366150/4330213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 50 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 34
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-026B33 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25391 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2012)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 72.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
2,000

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Rail-to-road", "Railroad"
  • July 6, 2006: Posted new photos

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Lexington Avenue Bridge
Posted March 22, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

From the Kansas City MO Public Library site:

http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Mrs&CISOPTR=1320&CISOBOX=1&REC=2

"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."

Lexington Avenue Bridge
Posted May 27, 2009, by Euguene Davis (eugene_davis [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is now open.