SLSF Frisco "Highline" Railroad Bridge
Approx. one mile north of Harrisonville, MO, viewable from I-49/US 71
Photo taken by Kellie Keene in February 2010
BH Photo #347388
The heavy log buildup occurred in 2017, two days after the solar eclipse. KC experienced very heavy rain in a bad storm that came thru the Midwest here. Harrisonville experienced rainfall of six inches per hour for three straight hours. The town flooded in low places as did many highways and roads. I drove on I-49/US71 the next morning around 5am and it was at least ten inches underwater at mile marker 164 by the Grand River. Myself and other drivers drove into it at probably 1mph for a good 200 ft a crossed the river bridge. A tree actually hung from the old US 71 bridge to the west for a couple months afterwards. I'm surprised, but all these old rail bridges held up after that. Water discharge on those rivers and tributaries was intense.