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RI - White Oak Creek Bridge

Photos 

View of the west side

Photo taken by Clark Vance in April 2013

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BH Photo #252550

Description 

A little over a half mile north of the Vale tunnel, this bridge allows White Oak Creek to pass under the RR and join the Little Blue River. White Oak Creek was the site of a Civil War battle about a half mile west of here.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over White Oak Creek on Inactive Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Intact and open as rail trail only
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Also called
Rock Island Brickyard bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.95563, -94.43374   (decimal degrees)
38°57'20" N, 94°26'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/375769/4312829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lees Summit
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 27
Elevation
790 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 56060 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad"

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Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com