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Lost SW 1101st Road Overpass

Photos 

Old remains of bridge over the RI

Photo taken by Kelly McClanahan in April 2016

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BH Photo #351691

Map 

Description 

Bridge was a typical timber stringer used by the Rock Island, as was removed in the mid-1980's. Down the track to the east used to be called Denton, and had a depot. I asked a local if it had a name, but he said not that he knew of. When I asked if it could have been called the Denton Bridge, he said it might be possible.

https://bridgehunter.com/mo/miller/abbott-road/

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over RI RoW on SW 1101st Rd
Location
Johnson County, Missouri
Status
No longer exists
Design
Timber stringer
Also called
Perhaps Denton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.61869, -93.95043   (decimal degrees)
38°37'07" N, 93°57'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/417260/4274891 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blairstown
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 71852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (12,273)
Built 1904 (491)
Built during 1900s (6,349)
Johnson County, Missouri (44)
Lost (18,940)
Lost 1986 (111)
Lost during 1980s (1,058)
MO Rock Island Rail Trail (24)
Missouri (5,967)
Owned by state (13,897)
Timber stringer (3,376)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2016: New photos from Kelly McClanahan
  • April 26, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Corrected location.
  • April 17, 2016: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Added category "Rock Island Rail Trail"

Sources 

  • Kelly McClanahan

Comments 

Lost SW 1101st Road Overpass
Posted October 15, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I went back out on October 13, to retrace my route that I took. A lot has changed, including now a ramp that brings the trail up to the grade of the road. I was able to talk to a guy who lives near this. A lot of stories, including the confirmation that it was a wooden bridge, and that it was removed in the mid-late 1980's. I would say it was much like this bridge -- https://bridgehunter.com/mo/miller/abbott-road/.

Lost SW 1101st Rd over RI
Posted April 26, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

I has been bugging me ever since I add this. I would look at the satellite view, and it would not match up. Neither did the pictures. I finally figured it out, that I missed one when I was mapping them out. What was worse, is that I to go back, and correct all of the other points, and pictures that I took during the trip (at least from points 20-36). I have been trying to submit these to MoRIT and MoDNR, but have not have been able to because the file is too big. At least I caught it before I sent them out.