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Rock Island Trail - Bear Creek Bridge


Deck plate girder bridge over Bear Creek on MO Rock Island Rail Trail (Former CRI&P MO Division)
Johnson County, Missouri
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists
Built 1903
- Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRIP (1866-1920); RI (1920-1975) ROCK (1975-1980))
One 60' DPG two 44' DPG
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Also called
CRI&P BR 2423
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.62629, -93.96421   (decimal degrees)
38°37'35" N, 93°57'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/416069/4275747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 44 N., R. 28 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 67178 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "MO Rock Island Rail Trail"
  • June 20, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • April 21, 2015: Added by Clark Vance


  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Bear Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 26, 2015, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

I haven't gotten to this one yet but look at the rest of the bridges from Kansas City to Clinton and you'll find some like this one. Nothing special but part of the history of this line which may become accessible as a trail soon.

Bear Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted November 26, 2015, by Remick Bloss (remickbl [at] gmail [dot] com)

Please post a picture and street view of this bridge if possible. This CRI&P branch is one of my favorites. I have been researching it for some time, but so little is available.