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Blue River Road Bridge


Southeastern Side

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in February 2010


BH Photo #156695

Street View 


Stone arch bridge over an unnamed creek (branch of Blue River) on Blue River Road in Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Open to traffic
stone arch
Span length: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.99160, -94.52233   (decimal degrees)
38°59'30" N, 94°31'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/368159/4316946 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 48 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 11
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25480 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 44292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Arch (12,775)
Built 1938 (908)
Built during 1930s (12,264)
Deck arch (11,999)
Have street view (30,042)
Jackson County, Missouri (299)
Kansas City, Missouri (169)
Missouri (6,577)
Open (41,256)
Owned by city (6,194)
Span length under 25 feet (7,141)
Stone arch (3,327)
Total length under 25 feet (2,617)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 1, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins

Related Bridges 

  • Oldham Road Bridge (Same design) - Not necessarily the same design but part of the same system of park roads


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Luke


Blue River Road Bridge
Posted January 11, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Interesting indeed. Which leads to the question of whether there is any trace of the old road that connected Blue River Road to Hillcrest running west of the stream. Easy field trip in a few weeks.

County road maps in the KCMO history collection might get a better build year.

Blue River Road Bridge
Posted January 11, 2016, by Kelly McClanahan

Found something interesting about this bridge. I had always assumed that it was built at or about the same time as the Hillcrest Bridge, that is up stream. However, when looking at the old quad maps, it is not on the 1934, or the 1939 Quad, however it is on the 1957. As a matter of fact, Blue River Road, connected to Hillcrest right near south end of the bridge.