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Sharps Station Bridge

Photo 

From The Electric Railway Journal, Volume 42, July-December 1913

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1920

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BH Photo #326303

Description 

Built by the The Kansas City, Clay County, and St. Joseph Interurban Railway which started construction in 1911 and opened in 1913. Robert P. Woods of Indianapolis, consulting engineer. Operation ceased in March 1933.

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge built 1912 by KCCC&SJ over Platte River on Interurban Road
Location
Platte County, Missouri
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 2002
Builder
- Robert P. Woods of Indianapolis, Indiana (Consulting Engineer)
Railroads
- Interurban
- Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Railway (KCCC&StJ)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 326.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Also called
KCCC&StJ - Sharps Station Bridge
KCCC&StJ - Platte River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40114, -94.72682   (decimal degrees)
39°24'04" N, 94°43'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/351314/4362715 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Camden Point
Land survey
T. 53 N., R. 34 W., Sec. 16
Inventory numbers
MO 083-130000.0 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 16707 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22352 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Interurban"
  • October 20, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "railroad", "Other Interurban"
  • June 28, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "KCCC&StJ interurban RR"
  • March 25, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-road"

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Sources 

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Comments 

Sharps Station Bridge
Posted September 13, 2009, by cory wilson (libertytreeservices [at] gmail [dot] com)

i rember going a hundred miles an hour over this old jewell i have many old photos of this old bridge too