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Frisco High Line US 71 Overpass


North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2011


BH Photo #202762


Street View 


Concrete slab bridge over N. Commercial St on Frisco High Line
Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri
Built 1928
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (SLSF; Frisco)
Also called
North Commercial Street Ovrpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.65824, -94.35850   (decimal degrees)
38°39'30" N, 94°21'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/381798/4279727 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 5
900 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 48990 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 18, 2016: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • September 22, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad"
  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • October 15, 2011: New Street View added by Clark Vance
  • June 26, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Changed status to Abandoned


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Luke


BN - North Commercial Street Overpass
Posted December 18, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You are right--the bridge still carries a short length of track that seems to see use as a siding connected to the Missouri Pacific (now UP) line running N-S through town. The missing bridge in the middle was the Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway, later part of the Frisco.

BN - North Commercial Street Overpass
Posted December 18, 2016, by Cass Countian

I don't believe this bridge to be completely abandoned. I live in Garden City and go to Harrisonville all the time. Most recently I recall seeing rail cars stored on this bridge over the summer this year, so I would think it still sees storage duty at least.