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Kenneth Road Bridge


West pier and approach with new Bailey truss

Note the rotten stone fourth course down.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in December 2010


BH Photo #190997


Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Kenneth Road in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Closed to all traffic -- in process of being removed to be reused.
Built 1905; replaced by a relocated Bailey Truss in 1996. Closed to all traffic due to damage from an overweight truck in 2008.
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85487, -94.60780   (decimal degrees)
38°51'18" N, 94°36'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360490/4301899 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 31
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25533 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2014: New photo from Clark Vance
  • December 27, 2010: New photos from Clark Vance
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Street View confirms bridge has been replaced by a Bailey truss
  • August 23, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey



Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted October 4, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

The bridge is being dismantled, moved and reused as a pedestrian Bridge, along the Presidential Trail, In Jackson County. The new two land bridge should be completed in 2017.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted October 12, 2011, by Deb (ddale777 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is not getting rebuilt as of Oct. 11, 2011. I have contacted KCMO and there is no money for funding it.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 23, 2010, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

Here is a link to the document that confirms what I posted below:


Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 22, 2010, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

James and all: I have driven over this bridge on a weekly basis since 1988. It was NOT rehabilitated in 1996, it was a Pratt Through truss with a wodden floor, and was removed in 1996, and that is when the Bailey Truss was relocated there. In 2008, an overweight truck went partially through it, and the road has been closed ever since.

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted March 1, 2010, by Anonymous

????? Completion date???

Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted August 23, 2008, by T (T [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge is currently being torn down and rebuilt.


Kenneth Road Bridge
Posted May 11, 2008, by Sharon Koontz (purplelths [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was filmed during a movie shoot about 1 1/2 years ago. Does anyone know the film name?