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Little Blue River Highway 71 Bridge


South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2008


BH Photo #117549

Street View 


The bridge has been replaced


Lost concrete tee beam bridge over Little Blue River on Frontage Road (Old US 71) in Grandview
Grandview, Jackson County, Missouri
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1945 for US 71, replaced 2015
Concrete tee beam
Length of largest span: 24.9 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85311, -94.52828   (decimal degrees)
38°51'11" N, 94°31'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/367387/4301585 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 47 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 6069 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36877 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 9, 2015: Updated by Kelly McClanahan: Updated status.
  • March 18, 2011: New photos from Clark Vance
  • June 10, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Scheduled for replacement
  • September 7, 2008: Updated facts
  • July 17, 2008: Added by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Kelly McClanahan


Little Blue River Highway 71 Bridge
Posted February 21, 2017, by Max

Actually only the bridge superstructure itself was replaced. The original piers were reused and still present under the new deck.

Little Blue River Highway 71 Bridge
Posted October 24, 2015, by Kelly McClanahan

Drove by the bridge today. The new bridge is completed, although not quite ready for traffic. It appears to very similar to the old one, with exception of the railing.