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Sebree Bridge


East side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Frank Sebree 

Written by Clark Vance

Named for Frank P. Sebree (1854-1940), a Kansas City attorney who server in many public roles including as a member of the Park Board and as a judge. Sebree descendants still practice law in Kansas City.

Benton Boulevard was part of Kansas City's system of parks and boulevards built around a century ago. Just south of this bridge it intersects Swope Parkway, another boulevard.



Three-span open-spandrel arch bridge over Brush Creek on Benton Blvd. in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1922-24; rehabilitated 1983
- Harrington, Howard & Ash of Kansas City, Kansas & New York, New York (Design)
- M.E. Gillioz of Monett, Missouri
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 324.0 ft.
Deck width: 53.1 ft.
Also called
Benton and Swope Parkway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03735, -94.54276   (decimal degrees)
39°02'14" N, 94°32'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/366476/4322053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 27
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25444 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 048-S081B41 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 26, 2012: New photo from Clark Vance
  • March 21, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added builder
  • June 23, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added alternate name.
  • July 3, 2006: Posted new photos



Sebree Bridge
Posted June 23, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

A view from 1925 showing the pre-rehab railings:


Sebree Bridge
Posted December 5, 2006, by Anita Roberts (anita464 [at] missouristate [dot] edu)

This bridge was built by M.E. Gillioz of Monett, MO, one of the biggest road, bridge, dam, and building contractors from the first half of the 20th Century.