KCP&L (T&D) has indicated the potential for donation of utility poles for trail bridges. I'm working with them on the details as far as the "red tape" is concerned, but I would like to know how many bridges and what spans you're looking at, so we'll know how many poles to ask for. I believe it would be in everyone's best interest to follow the specs set out in the engineered plans contained on the IMBA site. KCP&L needs specifics to provide a level of comfort from the liability side of things.
Please let me know if someone has already made other arrangements for bridge materials, so I can disregard if that is the case. The local plant manager is a relative, so I asked him to check on it for me.