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BNSF - Platte River Bridge


Platte River Railroad Bridge

The bridge, with the Platte River MO 45 Bridge along side of it

BH Photo #113849

Street View 


Baltimore through truss bridge over Platte River on BNSF Railroad
Platte County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1920; Truss added 1951
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Baltimore through truss
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 490.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.27357, -94.82715   (decimal degrees)
39°16'25" N, 94°49'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/342389/4348726 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Platte City
Inventory number
BH 36500 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2016: New photos from John Marvig
  • September 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • February 5, 2016: Updated by John Marvig: Added information
  • December 22, 2012: New photos from Clark Vance
  • December 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added approaches.
  • August 31, 2011: New photos from Jason Smith
  • April 15, 2009: Updated by Gene McCluney: added railroad
  • April 29, 2008: Added by Max Johnson


  • Gene McCluney - gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


BNSF - Platte River Bridge
Posted May 23, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I received imagery from 1945 of the bridge washed out (similar to the photos in the comments). A temporary bridge was built between Highway 45 and this bridge. I wonder if the truss may be older than 1951? If so, how much older?

BNSF - Platte River Bridge
Posted February 21, 2016, by Chuck McCardie (chuckmccardie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Couple of old pics I have from one of the many floods. Not dated but I would guess this to be from the '51 flood.

Platte River Rail Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Burlington, Northern and Santa Fe

Platte River Rail Bridge
Posted April 15, 2009, by jack (jackkav [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

what rr?