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St. Louis Avenue Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #122344

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost skewed Pratt through truss over the KCS Railroad on St. Louis Avenue
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by new bridge on different alignment
History
Built 1914; replaced 2003
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Skewed, riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 163.0 ft.
Deck width: 41.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.10505, -94.59393   (decimal degrees)
39°06'18" N, 94°35'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/362179/4329643 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 6
Inventory numbers
MoDOT S-030B12 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
MONBI 25398 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2008: New photos from James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • HAER MO-95 - St. Louis Avenue Viaduct, Spanning Kansas City Terminal Railroad at Beardsley Road & Bluff Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com

Comments 

St. Louis Avenue Bridge
Posted September 14, 2008, by Local

Drove over the new bridge last week. It appears that the city tried to keep the classic look of the truss bridge, as the new bridge has a full-size pony-truss type metal decoration on each side.