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Raytown Road Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Facts 

Overview
Wooden trestle bridge over the inactive Rock Island Railroad on Raytown Road in Raytown
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to one-lane northbound traffic
History
Built 1904; reduced to one-way traffic in 2004; rehabilitated 2005
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Steel stringer with wooden piers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 195.8 ft.
Deck width: 21.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.00614, -94.46388   (decimal degrees)
39°00'22" N, 94°27'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/373247/4318476 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 5
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
9,650
Inventory numbers
MO 048-361500.5 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 22555 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21710 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 18, 2013: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • April 24, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • June 26, 2006: Posted new photos

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Sources 

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Comments 

Raytown Road Bridge
Posted June 24, 2017, by Brian (ironbrigadeb1863 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge was part of a major road at the time connecting Grandview Missouri with the county seat in Independence. It cut the travel time between the two by several hours. Important for a young man from Grandview who had just purchased his first car so that he could drive to Independence to visit his girlfriend. The young man was Harry Truman and his girlfriend was Bess.

Raytown Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

The line is now owned by Jackson County. Work is slated to begin next year to convert it into a trail. Here is a Youtube of want they want to do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNv9iphvRoQ. This bridge is at about the 2 minute mark. It continues all the way to 59th Street.

Raytown Road Bridge
Posted November 27, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Link to an undated photo showing roughly the same scene as the first street view. The bridge is visible between the station and train. The train is facing toward Lee's Summit, east on the line.

http://raytownhistoricalsociety.org/sitebuildercontent/siteb...