Rating:
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Blue Ridge Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo provided by George Blowfish

BH Photo #105592

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

From Engineering World Vol. IV, No. 16:

"Kansas City Mo--The Forrester-Swenson Construction Co. Kansas City, has been awarded contract at $14,500 for building a rubble stone arch bridge on the Blue Ridge road over the 15th St road."

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over MO 12 on Blue Ridge Blvd. between Kansas City and Independence
Location
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Status
Open to two-lane traffic above and four-lane traffic below
History
Built 1906 by the Forrester-Swenson Construction Co.
Builder
- Forrester-Swenson Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Rubble Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 85.9 ft.
Deck width: 56.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09225, -94.47730   (decimal degrees)
39°05'32" N, 94°28'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/372241/4328052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Independence
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 32 W., Sec. 5
Inventory numbers
MONBI 13593 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 21686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2015)
Sufficiency rating: 76.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,459

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2016: New photo from Clark Vance
  • September 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 5, 2010: New photo from Eric Kinkhorst
  • June 12, 2008: New photos from Max Johnson
  • July 6, 2005: Posted photos from George Blowfish

Sources 

  • George Blowfish - gblowfish [at] georgeblowfish [dot] com
  • Eric Kinkhorst - erick [dot] bud [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Blue Ridge Bridge
Posted September 14, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It looks as if the rehab copied the previous topside appearance. See the second picture:

http://www.examiner.net/article/20131010/NEWS/131019982

Blue Ridge Bridge
Posted September 13, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I quickly visited this bridge and took photos from below only. In reviewing the Street View I see there is a second plaque on the railing topside in addition to the "keystone" plaque visible from below.