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Fairfax Bridge & Platte Purchase Bridge

The Fairfax Bridge is a truss bridge over the Missouri River that handles southbound U.S. Route 69 from Platte County, Missouri to Kansas City, Kansas. Its sister bridge the Platte Purchase Bridge handles northbound traffic. It is part of the Seventh Street Trafficway into Fairfax, Kansas. Ground was broken April 21, 1931. The bridge was completed September 27, 1934. It cost $600,000 and was previously a toll bridge. It is 2,486.5 feet long and has 13 spans on 15 piers. It was built by the Kansas City Bridge Company.

 

The Platte Purchase Bridge is a truss bridge over the Missouri River that handles northbound U.S. Route 69 from Kansas City, Kansas to Platte County, Missouri.

 

Its sister bridge the Fairfax Bridge handles southbound traffic. It is part of the Seventh Street Trafficway between Fairfax, Kansas and Riverside, Missouri. It is named for the Platte Purchase.

 

It was built in 1957 and previously was a toll bridge. Its biggest span is 465.96 feet and it is 2552.19 feet long and has a deck width of 28.31 feet and vertical clearance of 15.02 feet.

 

(Wikipedia)

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Taken on November 22, 2010