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Stockyards Bridge


Stockyards Bridge

looking south

Photo from Kansas City Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #486991


Built as early or earlier than 1907 per appearance on a map during that time and demolished on or around 1974 per aerial photos from USGS Earth Explorer showing it intact on the 12-APR-73 photo and a debris spot on the 15-MAY-75 aerial photo. The bridge is double decked for the purpose to transport livestock across the river from one end of the Kansas City Stockyards to the other.


Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Kansas River on Livestock/Cattle Double Decked
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri
Removed but not replaced
Built in Early 1900s shows on a 1907 map. Demolished Around 1974.
Main Span: Camelback through truss hybrid structure with a Prat Truss within. The Bridge was Double Decked.
Also called
Kansas City Stockyards Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09500, -94.61057   (decimal degrees)
39°05'42" N, 94°36'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360721/4328553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory number
BH 59051 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 22, 2013: Updated by Chris Knight: Added categories