Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

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Currently considered a spur of the Katy Trail. https://mostateparks.com/page/65916/rock-island-spur

Bridge inventory for Jackson County: https://www.jacksongov.org/DocumentCenter/View/3979/Rock-Isl...

Mostly railbanked with the Jackson County portion held by a transit corporation and considered a common carrier. Jackson County claims the possibility of opening an interurban line in the future.

The section 106 report for the Jackson County portion of the railbed includes this statement: "The County acquired the Rock Island Railroad Corridor with an obligation to provide freight rail service upon reasonable request. Preservation of the Railroad Corridor’s integrity, most notably the Railroad Corridor’s unencumbered continuity, shall be the guiding principle to protect the value and very nature of the investment being made by the County and the KCATA [Kansas City Area Transportation Authority]."


Chipman Road Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903 by CRI&P Mo. Division, converted to trail use 2019
Concrete culvert carrying Chipman Road under Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
Open to pedestrians

Highway 19 Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Bridge over Abandoned line of Rock Island Railroad on State Highway 19
Open to traffic

Katy Trail - Rock Island Overpass (Henry County, Missouri)
Built 1925,
Pony plate girder Bridge over Central Mo RR (former CRI&P) on Katy Trail (former MKT RR)
Open to pedestrians only

Lost SW 1101st Road Overpass (Johnson County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over RI RoW on SW 1101st Rd
No longer exists

Lost SW 700th Rd Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1904
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Old Rock Island Line on SW 700th Rd, SW 1601st Rd
No longer exists

Maries County Road 310 Bridge (Maries County, Missouri)
Lost wooden bridge over railroad track on CR 310
Removed but not replaced

Norwack Rd/Old Motel Rd Rock Island Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Lost Bridge over Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

Raytown Road Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1904; reduced to one-way traffic in 2004; rehabilitated 2005
Wooden trestle bridge over the inactive Rock Island Railroad on Raytown Road in Raytown
Open to one-lane northbound traffic

RI - Argyle Tunnel (Osage County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Tunnel on the Rock Island Railroad under a hill and CR 541 between Meta and Koeltztown
Railroad line inactive since 1979

RI - Blue Ridge Cut-Off Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Unused since 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad
Abandoned pony plate girder bridge over Blue Ridge Cut-Off on the Rock Island Railroad
Bypassed and currently preserved

RI - Cedar Creek Tributary Arch (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903 by CRI&P Mo. Division, converted to trail use 2019
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Cedar Creek on Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #1022 (Henry County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of East Fork Tebo Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #1044 (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Middle Fork Tebo Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #1053 (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Middle Fork Tebo Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #2008 (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Norris Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #2070 (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Bear Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Culvert #275.2 (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tributary of Cedar Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - East Lost Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1904
Deck plate girder bridge over East Lost Creek and old Katy RoW on Rock Island Trail
Open to trail traffic.

RI - Elm Branch Bridge (Pettis County, Missouri)
Three span deck plate girder bridge over Elm Branch on the Rock Island Railroad, near Windsor
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - Eugene Tunnel (Cole County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Tunnel under a hill and MO 17 on the Rock Island Railroad at Eugene
Railroad line currently inactive

RI - Frost Road Arch (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Frost Road on Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
Open to pedestrians

RI - Henley/Hoecker Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Bridge built at Hoecker/Henley, MO in 1903 for Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railroad; out of service since 1980.
Through truss bridge over the Osage River on the Rock Island Railroad
Rail line currently out of service

RI - Little Blue River Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903; Converted to trail use 2019
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Blue River on former Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

RI - Maries River Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Built 1902
Three span through truss bridge over Maries River on CRI&P RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

RI - MO 350 Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1934 when US 50 was increased to four lanes, abandoned by railroad 1980, converted to trail 2021
Deck Plate Girder bridge over MO 350 on the Rock Island Trail (former CRI&P)
Open to pedestrians

RI - Raytown Road Overpass (Jackson County, Missouri)
1903
Abandoned beam bridge over Raytown Road on CRI&P RR
Abandoned, partially filled

RI - Vale Tunnel (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903-4; abandoned 1980 with the bankruptcy of the Rock Island Railroad, converted to trail use 2019
Tunnel on the Rock Island Trail under a hill and Bannister Road between Raytown and Lees Summit in Kansas City
Railroad line inactive, open as rail trail

RI - White Oak Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1904
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over White Oak Creek on Inactive Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Intact and open as rail trail only

RI - Wilson Creek Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Wilson Creek on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

Rock Island - Bridge #2106 (Benton County, Missouri)
Abandoned DPG Bridge over Flat Creek on inactive railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic

Rock Island Cedar Creek Tributary Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903 for the CRI&P Mo. Division, converted to trail use 2019
Concrete culvert bridge over Tributary of Cedar Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Spur Trail - Big Creek Bridge #1 (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on Rock Island Spur Trail
Open to Trail Traffic

Rock Island Spur Trail - Big Creek Bridge #2 (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Deck plate girder bridge over Big Creek on Rock Island Spur Trail
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists only

Rock Island Spur Trail - Big Creek Tributary Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Slab bridge over Unnamed Big Creek Tributary on Rock Island Spur Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Spur Trail - Crawford Creek Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Deck plate girder bridge over Crawford Creek on Rock Island Spur Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Spur Trail - Crawford Creek Bridge (W) (Cass County, Missouri)
Built Ca. 1980 using secondhand parts; converted to trail 2016
Through plate girder bridge over Crawford Creek Diversion Channel on Rock Island Spur Trail
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists only

Rock Island Spur Trail - Willow Branch Bridge (Cass County, Missouri)
Built 1903, converted to trail use 2016
Deck plate girder bridge over Willow Branch on Rock Island Spur
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - Bear Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Bear Creek on MO Rock Island Rail Trail (Former CRI&P MO Division)
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists

Rock Island Trail - Cedar Creek Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cedar Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - Coon Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Coon Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - E. Fork Tebo Creek Bridge (Henry County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over E. Fork Tebo Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - Hornsby Branch Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hornsby Branch on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - Lost Creek Brig (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Lost Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - Middle Fork Tebo Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Middle Fork Tebo Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Rock Island Trail - White Oak Creek Bridge (Johnson County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over White Oak Creek on Rock Island Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Tributary of Little Tavern Creek Bridge (Miller County, Missouri)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Tributary of Little Tavern Creek on Rock Island Railroad
Intact but closed to all traffic