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Armour, Swift, Burlington Bridge, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO



B&W Photos

HB695700
View Of Entire Bridge Looking Northwest

HB695701
Locust Street Approach Looking Northwest

HB695702
Three River Spans Looking Northwest

HB695703
Burlington Avenue Approach Looking Southwest

HB695704
Lift Span In Down Position Looking Southwest

HB695705
Lift Span In Down Position Looking Northeast

HB695706
Lift Span In Up Position Looking Northeast

HB695707
Lift Span In Up Position Looking Southwest

HB695708
South Portal Of Lift Span Showing Machinery Housing And Cables To Counterweights

HB695709
South Approach And Left Span Deck Looking Northwesterly

HB695710
River Piers 4, 5, & 6 & Train Deck Looking North

HB695711
Railroad Deck Looking Northwest Showing Hangars & Underside Of Roadway Deck

HB695712
Rail Locks At South End Of Rail Deck

HB695713
River Pier Number 4, Anchorage And Shoe

HB695714
Lift Span--railroad Deck Looking Northwest Showing Connection Of Hangars To Deck

HB695715
285'11' Truss On South Approach Viewed To The Southwest

HB695716
129' Truss On North Viaduct Looking West

HB695717
North Abutment Of North Viaduct Looking Northeasterly

HB695718
South Abutment Of South Viaduct

HB695719
Bent #34 North Viaduct Looking Southeasterly

HB695720
Pier #8 North Viaduct Looking Southeasterly

HB695721
Bents 31 & 32 North Viaduct Looking Southeasterly (tower Bent)

HB695722
Bent No

HB695723
Pier #3 Viewed From Southwest Corner

HB695724
Unused Stone Masonry Pier Built In 1890 North Of River

HB695725
Bridge Rail

HB695726
Name Plate On South Portal

HB695727
Patent Plate On South Portal

HB695728
Counterweights & Guides On West Side Of South End Of Lift Span

HB695729
Hangar Sheaves & Rope Drive Viewed To The Northeast

HB695730
Counterweight Sheaves, Southeast Corner

HB695731
Drum & Pedestal, Southwest Corner Of Bridge

HB695732
Capstan South Machinery House

HB695733
Hangar Sheave

HB695734
Hangar From Railroad Deck In Down Position Showing Cable Connection And Locking Mechanism

HB695735
Counterweight Blocks And Fastener

HB695736
Hangar From Railroad Deck Telescoped In Column & Showing Pin Which Transfers Load From Railroad Deck To Truss When In Down Position

HB695737
South Machinery House

HB695738
Controls For Lift Machinery & Rail Locks In Bridge Tender's House

HB695739
Tension Idlers For Rope Drive

HB695740
Hoisting Machinery

HB695741
Drive Shaft For Locking Device Foreground--drive Shalt For Main Drum Background

HB695742
Electrical Drive Motors

HB695743
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Files Of Harrington & Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo Taken Shortly After Completion Of Bridge View Of River Span Looking Westerly

HB695744
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Files Of Harrington 8 Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo Taken Shortly After Completion Of Bridge View Of Lift Span Looking Easterly

HB695745
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Files Of Harrington & Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo Taken Shortly After Completion Of Bridge View Of Lift Span Looking Easterly With Railroad Deck In Up Position

HB695746
Photocopy Of Drawing Plant & Elevation - North End

HB695747
Photocopy Of Drawing Plan & Elevation - South End

HB695748
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695749
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695750
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695751
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695752
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695753
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695754
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695755
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M1) Lift Span & Machinery - General Arrangement - South End

HB695756
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M1) Lift Span & Machinery - General Arrangement - North End

HB695757
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M12) Bridge Looking Machinery - Details Of Hangar Locks

HB695758
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M13) Bridge Locking Machinery - Details At Uo, U, & U2

HB695759
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M16) Hoisting & Locking Machinery - Miscellaneous Details

HB695760
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M14) Bridge Locking Machinery - Details At U3, U4, U5, U6, & U7

HB695761
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M9) Bridge

HB695762
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M10) Bridge Locking Machinery - Details Of Expansion End Locks

HB695763
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M11) Bridge Locking Machinery - Details Of End Locks Fixed End

HB695764
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M8) Bridge Hoisting Machinery - Sheave Bearings & Mechanical Indicator

HB695765
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M7) Bridge Hoisting Machinery

HB695766
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695767
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M3) Bridge Hoisting Machinery - Details Of Main Drum & Pedestal

HB695768
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M2) General Arrangement - Machinery--south Machine House

HB695769
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M4) Bridge Hoisting Machinery - Frames, Gears, & Capstan

HB695770
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M5) Bridge Hoisting Machinery - Details Of Gears

HB695771
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M6) Bridge Hoisting Machinery - Limit Switch & Rope Drive

HB695772
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M15) Bridge Locking Machinery - Rail Locks

HB695773
Photocopy Of Drawing (drawing 99342c) Arrangement Of Rail Locks - South End Of Lifting Deck

HB695774
Photocopy Of Drawing (drawing 99341c) Arrangement Of Rail Locks - North End Of Lifting Deck

HB695775
Photocopy Of Drawing (drawing 99343c) Lift Rail Machinery

HB695776
Photocopy Of Drawing (drawing 100183b) Arrangement Of Lift Rails - South End Of Lifting Deck

HB695777
Photocopy Of Drawing (drawing 100182a) Arrangement Of Lift Rails - North End Of Lifting Deck

HB695778
Photocopy Of Drawing (existing Rail Locks Plans 365-6950-3) 132 Lb Rail Locks General Plain

HB695779
Photocopy Of Drawing (existing Rail Lock Plan 368-6950-4) 132 Lb Rail Locks - Steel Ties & Misc.

HB695780
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695781
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695782
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695783
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695784
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695785
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695786
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695787
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695788
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695789
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No

HB695790
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Plan M17) Wiring Scheme

HB695791
Photocopy Of Drawing (original Drawing No


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Burlington Bridge, Kansas City, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MO-2
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Significance: The A.S.B. bridge is the only vertical lift span of its type ever built with the railroad portion telescoping into the truss of the vehicular roadway so as not to interfere with vehicular traffic.

Subjects
Fires
Civil Engineering
Vertical Lift Bridges


Related Names
Waddell ,
Missouri Highway & Transportation Department
Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific Railroad Company
Kansas City Bridge & Terminal Railway Company
Winner, Willard E.
Armour, Swift, & Burlington Rairoad


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF ENTIRE BRIDGE LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. LOCUST STREET APPROACH LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. THREE RIVER SPANS LOOKING NORTHWEST
4. BURLINGTON AVENUE APPROACH LOOKING SOUTHWEST
5. LIFT SPAN IN DOWN POSITION LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. LIFT SPAN IN DOWN POSITION LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. LIFT SPAN IN UP POSITION LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. LIFT SPAN IN UP POSITION LOOKING SOUTHWEST
9. SOUTH PORTAL OF LIFt SPAN SHOWING MACHINERY HOUSING AND CABLES TO COUNTERWEIGHTS
10. SOUTH APPROACH AND LEFT SPAN DECK LOOKING NORTHWESTERLY
11. RIVER PIERS 4, 5, & 6 & TRAIN DECK LOOKING NORTH
12. RAILROAD DECK LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING HANGARS & UNDERSIDE OF ROADWAY DECK
13. RAIL LOCKS AT SOUTH END OF RAIL DECK
14. RIVER PIER NUMBER 4, ANCHORAGE AND SHOE
15. LIFT SPAN--RAILROAD DECK LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING CONNECTION OF HANGARS TO DECK
16. 285'11' TRUSS ON SOUTH APPROACH VIEWED TO THE SOUTHWEST
17. 129' TRUSS ON NORTH VIADUCT LOOKING WEST
18. NORTH ABUTMENT OF NORTH VIADUCT LOOKING NORTHEASTERLY
19. SOUTH ABUTMENT OF SOUTH VIADUCT
20. BENT #34 NORTH VIADUCT LOOKING SOUTHEASTERLY
21. PIER #8 NORTH VIADUCT LOOKING SOUTHEASTERLY
22. BENTS 31 & 32 NORTH VIADUCT LOOKING SOUTHEASTERLY (TOWER BENT)
23. BENT NO. 6 & VIADUCT FLOOR--SYSTEM OF SOUTH VIADUCT LOOKING NORTHEASTERLY
24. PIER #3 VIEWED FROM SOUTHWEST CORNER
25. UNUSED STONE MASONRY PIER BUILT IN 1890 NORTH OF RIVER. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
26. BRIDGE RAIL
27. NAME PLATE ON SOUTH PORTAL
28. PATENT PLATE ON SOUTH PORTAL
29. COUNTERWEIGHTS & GUIDES ON WEST SIDE OF SOUTH END OF LIFT SPAN. BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE ON RAIL DECK
30. HANGAR SHEAVES & ROPE DRIVE VIEWED TO THE NORTHEAST
31. COUNTERWEIGHT SHEAVES, SOUTHEAST CORNER
32. DRUM & PEDESTAL, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE
33. CAPSTAN SOUTH MACHINERY HOUSE
34. HANGAR SHEAVE
35. HANGAR FROM RAILROAD DECK IN DOWN POSITION SHOWING CABLE CONNECTION AND LOCKING MECHANISM
36. COUNTERWEIGHT BLOCKS AND FASTENER
37. HANGAR FROM RAILROAD DECK TELESCOPED IN COLUMN & SHOWING PIN WHICH TRANSFERS LOAD FROM RAILROAD DECK TO TRUSS WHEN IN DOWN POSITION
38. SOUTH MACHINERY HOUSE
39. CONTROLS FOR LIFT MACHINERY & RAIL LOCKS IN BRIDGE TENDER'S HOUSE
40. TENSION IDLERS FOR ROPE DRIVE
41. HOISTING MACHINERY
42. DRIVE SHAFT FOR LOCKING DEVICE FOREGROUND--DRIVE SHALT FOR MAIN DRUM BACKGROUND
43. ELECTRICAL DRIVE MOTORS
44. Photocopy of photograph (from files of Harrington & Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo taken shortly after completion of bridge VIEW OF RIVER SPAN LOOKING WESTERLY
45. Photocopy of photograph (from files of Harrington 8 Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo taken shortly after completion of bridge VIEW OF LIFT SPAN LOOKING EASTERLY
46. Photocopy of photograph (from files of Harrington & Cortelyou, Inc., Kansas City) Photo taken shortly after completion of bridge VIEW OF LIFT SPAN LOOKING EASTERLY WITH RAILROAD DECK IN UP POSITION
47. Photocopy of drawing PLANT & ELEVATION - NORTH END
48. Photocopy of drawing PLAN & ELEVATION - SOUTH END
49. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 15) LIFT SPAN - CROSS SECTION AND DETAILS OF FLOORING
50. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 19) LIFT SPAN - DETAILS OF HANDRAILING
51. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 35) LIFT SPAN - ANCHORAGE & SHOE OF SOUTH OR FIXED ENCL.
52. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 39) LIFT SPAN - DETAILS OF MACHINERY HOUSE, HOUSE PLATFORM & WALKWAY
53. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 40) LIFT SPAN - DETAILS OF MACHINERY HOUSE STRINGERS & TENSION IDLER SUPPORT
54. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 45) LIFT DEC - END OR CHORD, LOWER CHORD PANEL & HANGAR
55. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 46) LIFT SPAN - DETAILS OF COUNTER WEIGHT BLOCKS
56. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M1) LIFT SPAN & MACHINERY - GENERAL ARRANGEMENT - SOUTH END
57. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M1) LIFT SPAN & MACHINERY - GENERAL ARRANGEMENT - NORTH END
58. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M12) BRIDGE LOOKING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF HANGAR LOCKS
59. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M13) BRIDGE LOCKING MACHINERY - DETAILS AT Uo, U, & U2
60. Photocopy of drawing (originaL plan M16) HOISTING & LOCKING MACHINERY - MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS
61. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M14) BRIDGE LOCKING MACHINERY - DETAILS AT U3, U4, U5, U6, & U7
62. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M9) BRIDGE. LOCKING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF FRAME GEARS & LOCK INDICATOR
63. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M10) BRIDGE LOCKING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF EXPANSION END LOCKS
64. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M11) BRIDGE LOCKING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF END LOCKS FIXED END
65. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M8) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY - SHEAVE BEARINGS & MECHANICAL INDICATOR
66. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M7) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY
67. Photocopy of drawIng (original drawing no. 85) DETAILS OF LONGITUNAL BRACING & COUNTER WEIGHT GUIDES
68. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M3) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF MAIN DRUM & PEDESTAL
69. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M2) GENERAL ARRANGEMENT - MACHINERY--SOUTH MACHINE HOUSE
70. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M4) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY - FRAMES, GEARS, & CAPSTAN
71. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M5) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY - DETAILS OF GEARS
72. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M6) BRIDGE HOISTING MACHINERY - LIMIT SWITCH & ROPE DRIVE
73. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M15) BRIDGE LOCKING MACHINERY - RAIL LOCKS
74. Photocopy of drawing (drawing 99342c) ARRANGEMENT OF RAIL LOCKS - SOUTH END OF LIFTING DECK
75. Photocopy of drawing (drawing 99341c) ARRANGEMENT OF RAIL LOCKS - NORTH END OF LIFTING DECK
76. Photocopy of drawing (drawing 99343c) LIFT RAIL MACHINERY
77. Photocopy of drawing (drawing 100183B) ARRANGEMENT OF LIFT RAILS - SOUTH END OF LIFTING DECK
78. Photocopy of drawing (drawing 100182a) ARRANGEMENT OF LIFT RAILS - NORTH END OF LIFTING DECK
79. Photocopy of drawing (existing rail locks Plans 365-6950-3) 132 LB RAIL LOCKS GENERAL PLAIN
80. Photocopy of drawing (existing rail lock plan 368-6950-4) 132 LB RAIL LOCKS - STEEL TIES & MISC.
81. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 6) REMODELING OF PIERS 1,2, & 3
82. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 7) TYPICAL DETAILS OF REMODELING OF PIERS 4,5,6, & 7
83. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 12) DETAILS OF PIERS 8 & 9
84. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 8) TOPS OF PIERS 4 & 5
85. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 89) CROSS SECTION OF APPROACH
86. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 83) DETAILS OF COLUMNS 4,5,& 6
87. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 106) DETAILS OF COLUMNS C18-21-24-27-29A-29B31-32-33-34
88. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 13) NORTH ABUTMENT A5
89. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 1) DETAILS OF PEDESTAL P. ABUTMENT A3
90. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 37) DETAILS OF STAIRWAY
91. Photocopy of drawing (original plan M17) WIRING SCHEME
92. Photocopy of drawing (original drawing no. 115) MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS


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