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KCS - Little Blue River Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken looking east from Little Blue Parkway (formerly Selsa Rd.)

Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008

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BH Photo #124836

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Kansas City Southern Railway
Location
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900
Builder
- Lassig Bridge & Iron Works of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A)
- Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railway (GMO)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Span length: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Also called
C&A - Little Blue River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.04526, -94.33759   (decimal degrees)
39°02'43" N, 94°20'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/384247/4322650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Springs
Land survey
49N-31W-21
Inventory number
BH 37449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 1, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Railroad"
  • December 28, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Lassig Bridge & Iron Works"
  • December 24, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected the railroad company
  • September 25, 2008: Updated by John Kritos
  • September 20, 2008: Added by John Kritos

Sources 

  • John Kritos - jmkrito [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

KCS Railroad Little Blue River Bridge
Posted September 18, 2009, by Matt (tgrbtr [at] comcast [dot] net)

The KCS did not build this bridge, it was built when the Chicago and Alton built it's line west from Mexico to Kansas City.