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RI - East Stadium Drive Overpass


Looking East

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in December 2009


BH Photo #150688

Street View 


This bridge was initially built at the level below the arch as steel beams encased in concrete. Shortly thereafter the arched section raised the grade eight feet with to go above the nearby KCS line to the west. The retaining walls in the street view show the line of the former height.


Concrete Arch bridge over E. Stadium Drive on Abandoned Rock Island Railroad
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1904
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
Concrete arch added atop concrete encased steel beams.
Span length: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05721, -94.50083   (decimal degrees)
39°03'26" N, 94°30'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/370142/4324197 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 24
Inventory number
BH 43766 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2019: New photo from Clark Vance
  • March 7, 2017: New photos from John Marvig
  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added link to historic photos of increased elevation added.
  • September 1, 2012: New photo from Clark Vance
  • June 8, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: New photos, changed status to Inactive
  • June 22, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: Added "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad" to categories
  • December 17, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Related Bridges 


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • The Railroad Gazette, October 21, 1904 - Google book scan with description of the St. Louis to Kansas City CRI&P line
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


E. Stadium Drive Bridge
Posted August 21, 2010, by Remick Bloss (madirea [at] cox [dot] net)

Thanks for posting the E. Stadium arch bridge. I've always wondered what the RI line was like behind the stadium. Also, thanks for posting the two RI overpasses, Blue Springs cut-off and Raytown. Do you ( or could you) post 3 more Leeds Junction bridges? They are as follows: 1) KCS's concrete viaduct just to the west of the E. Stadium arch bridge, 2)RI's Deck girder bridge over Manchester Trafficway right around the corner from the arch bridge, and finally the best, 3) the RI's thru plate girder/trestle that crosses the UP/SL-SF tracks. All 3 of these bridges are fit to be on this website. I'll post more later on the HO scale Kansas City, Ottumwa, & Western, as I am working on creating a website. May I post this website as one of my links?