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Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge


A view of the southern side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010


BH Photo #157289



Open-spandrel concrete arch bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railway on Sni-a-bar Road in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1929
- Ash, Howard, Needles, & Tammen of Kansas City, Missouri (Consulting engineers)
- List Construction Co. (Contractor)
Open spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 128.9 ft.
Total length: 189.9 ft.
Deck width: 19.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03628, -94.51130   (decimal degrees)
39°02'11" N, 94°30'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/369197/4321889 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 25
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25450 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21688 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Fixed road name in overview
  • December 22, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Marked as lost
  • March 6, 2010: New photos from Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted May 20, 2011, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Atta boy Tony ! Here's one from me as well . POOP QUAKE !!!

Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

They should be proud of themselves.....From a beauty and grace of an open-spandrel arch to a concrete and chain-link nightmare!

Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Gary Peterson

I'm going to channel my inner Wayne Kizziar and say POOP QUAKE to the new bridge.

Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted May 19, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks as though this one has been replaced.

Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted May 18, 2011, by Caroline (carolinejh [at] gmail [dot] com)

I cycled across today, May 18, 2011.

Sni-A-Bar Road Bridge
Posted March 8, 2011, by Evelyn Thompsont (ethompson31 [at] kc [dot] rr [dot] com)

When is this bridge scheduled to open. It has been closed for a long, long time.