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Hannibal Bridge (Second)


Overall view

The bridge in 2006, Broadway Bridge in backgrund

BH Photo #113817

Street View 


Second Hannibal Railroad Bridge - Swing span opening

Second Hannibal Railroad Bridge swing span opening in Kansas City, MO.

Video posted by Ben Tate

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Baltimore through truss double deck swing bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railway in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, and Clay County, Missouri
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1917 to replace First Hannibal Bridge; auto deck abandoned 1956
- Charles Hopkins Cartlidge of New York City, New York
- Union Bridge & Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Baltimore through truss
Length of largest span: 440.0 ft.
Total length: 1,560.0 ft.
Also called
Hannibal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11270, -94.58860   (decimal degrees)
39°06'46" N, 94°35'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362655/4330484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 36471 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 13, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • May 27, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Railroad"
  • August 23, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • January 6, 2010: New photo from Eric Kinkhorst
  • January 5, 2010: New photo from Eric Kinkhorst
  • April 27, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 25, 2008: New photo from Max Johnson
  • April 23, 2008: Added by Max Johnson

Related Bridges 



Second Hannibal Bridge
Posted August 22, 2021, by Laura McCabe (mccabelb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Went under the second Hannibal today on a kayak while a train passed over. Been on the Missouri several times and itís never timed so perfectly. Thought folks on this site would appreciate.

Second Hannibal Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found good views of the bridge, but they involve standing where the Toll Booth on the Broadway Bridge once was. Not the safest or most comfortable situation, but got some awesome photos

Second Hannibal Bridge
Posted July 1, 2012, by Kevin Anderson (iamcreated [at] att [dot] net)

Taken June 2012

A Union Pacific train carrying a load of containers passes under the Southern span of the Second Hannibal Bridge. (note: there is not much clearence for these containers.