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KCCC&StJ - Liberty Viaduct (E)


Looking NW

Photo taken by Clark Vance in November 2013


BH Photo #269654


There is a concrete abutment on the west side but none visible on the east. There are a couple of remains of wood piles on the east. There may have been a girder span across the actual tracks then a timber trestle leading to the embankment on the east.

Along the old rail bed a couple of hundred yards east are piles of large timbers and wood posts that may be salvaged from the eastern portion.


Lost Bridge over Former Milwaukee Road RR (currently UP?) on Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Interurban
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
Removed but not replaced
Built 1912
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (MILW)
- Interurban
- Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ)
Total length: 139.0 ft.
Also called
KCCC&StJ - East Liberty Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24576, -94.40713   (decimal degrees)
39°14'45" N, 94°24'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/378573/4344993 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 58651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 26, 2018: New photo from Clark Vance
  • September 18, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added length
  • November 5, 2013: New photos from Clark Vance
  • November 3, 2013: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 


  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Liberty plat map - 1914 map showing the two bridges
  • Luke


Liberty Interurban overpass
Posted November 5, 2013, by John Marvig (johnmarvig [at] chaska [dot] net)

The salvage looks like typical stringers you would see on a wood pile trestle. That's what I am seeing anyways.

Liberty Interurban overpass
Posted November 5, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I'd be interested in railroader comments on the pictures labeled as possible salvage. These look like railroad items but I don't know enough about railroad specific hardware to know if any of the items can be identified as being from a railroad trestle.

I've never seen any photos of or reference to this bridge.