Photo taken looking east from Little Blue Parkway (formerly Selsa Rd.)
Photo taken by John Kritos in September 2008
BH Photo #124836
Different RR shown in the same book. The 1887 Independence topo shows C&A so I'm going to have to write it off as an error in the index map.
If you go to the township 49, range 31 map of the same North West Publishing Company Atlas of Jackson County 1904, it does say Chicago and Alton crossing the Little Blue at Selsa Station.
Missouri pacific is farther north.
An error on the mapmaker's part?
A puzzle for the rail fans: The North West Publishing Company Atlas of Jackson County 1904 shows this as the Missouri Pacific.
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.