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US40 Little Blue River Bridge


Lost through truss bridge over Little Blue River on US 40
Jackson County, Missouri
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1975; replaced 1999
- W.A. Ross Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Main span: Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through trusses
Approaches: Two riveted Pratt pony trusses
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 207.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03123, -94.35567   (decimal degrees)
39°01'52" N, 94°21'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/382659/4321116 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blue Springs
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 31 W., Sec. 29
Inventory numbers
MoDOT G-363R1 (Missouri Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 42778 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected location
  • June 14, 2009: Added by James Baughn



Little Blue River US 40 Bridge
Posted September 16, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I think you have the wrong bridge. This one is long gone. The one you're probably thinking of is the US 40 (Big) Blue River Bridge being moved to cross the Little Blue--and yes, great news.

Little Blue River US 40 Bridge
Posted September 16, 2015, by David Smothers (davidsupreme [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

GREAT NEWS! Jackson County still has this bridge, and it has just been announced that it has been purchased to be used at a dog park in South Kansas City as a bicycle and pedestrian bridge.