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Leavenworth Centennial Bridge



This bridge carries Highway 92 across the Missouri River, connecting the states of Kansas and Missouri. This picture was taken from the Leavenworth riverfront.

Photo taken by Robert Elder in 2004



Leavenworth Centennial Bridge

This video shows the Leavenworth Centennial Bridge being renovated. First we'll head East over it, then West. I'm hoping to reshoot this bridge in 1080P/60fps before it's demolished as it's beautiful.

Video posted by Mark Shannon

Play video on YouTube

Street View 


Two-span through arch bridge over the Missouri River on KS 92/MO 92 at Leavenworth
Leavenworth County, Kansas, and Platte County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Built 1955
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 420.0 ft.
Total length: 2,446.6 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32983, -94.90860   (decimal degrees)
39°19'47" N, 94°54'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/335495/4355116 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0052-B0026 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 17929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2014: New video from Mark Shannon
  • August 2, 2014: New photo from Tedd
  • January 5, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Future prospects - doomed.
  • October 8, 2011: New photos from Ben Tate
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • September 15, 2008: New photo from Ruth Reynolds
  • February 3, 2008: New photo from Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ruth Reynolds - ruthmusic [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mark Shannon


Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted February 9, 2015, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I guess we will just have to see what sort of Federal funding rolls in...

Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted February 8, 2015, by jayhwk

Considering Brownbeck just raided the highway fund and reduced KDOTs operating budget so the state can pay its bills in 2015, I doubt that any of the projects on that list that aren't already funded will happen in the next 20 years - including replacing this bridge.

Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted February 8, 2015, by Robert Elder

I was also a bit surprised to find this bridge is tentatively scheduled for replacement. But, it seems that the expected life of the bridge is about 50 years these days. Maybe if they were maintained better they would last longer. Europe has much older bridges that carry much heavier traffic than this one.

Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted February 7, 2015, by James Wireman (jameslovesbridges_86 [at] ymail [dot] com-)

Hey wait just a minute, this bridge is not Doomed. This bridge really isn't that Old. So I know this bridge does not need to beed to be replaced. This bridge is too new for that.

Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted January 5, 2012, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

KDOT has proposed a preliminary engineering study to replace this bridge. Source: http://www.ksdot.org/TWorks/EcoDevo/downloads/Statewide_Proj...

Construction is probably still several years in the future.

Leavenworth Centennial Bridge
Posted April 15, 2011, by Doug Burch (dougbstf [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Kansas Dept. of Transportation is just now beginning rehab of this bridge. More or less going to be a patch and go project. All of the arches and all of the steal will stay, as well as the piers. Major redecking taking place though.