Kansas Website Statistics

All Bridges

  • Total listed Kansas bridges: 2,692
  • Bridges with photos: 1,002 (37.2%)
  • Bridges with Street View: 616 (22.9%)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 2,654 (98.6%)

  • Total photos: 6,618

Extant Bridges

  • Extant bridges: 1,562 (58.0% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 807 (51.7% of extant)
  • Bridges with Street View: 512 (32.8% of extant)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,535 (98.3% of extant)

Lost Bridges

  • Lost bridges: 1,082 (40.2% of all)
  • Bridges with photos: 168 (15.5% of lost)
  • Bridges with GPS coordinates: 1,074 (99.3% of lost)

Oldest Listed Bridges

  1. Massachusetts Street Bridge (1st) (Douglas County, built 1864, replaced by new bridge)
  2. KP - Republican River Bridge (Geary County, built 1867, replaced by new bridge)
  3. Ottawa Suspension Bridge (Franklin County, built 1868, replaced by new bridge)
  4. Bull Creek Bridge (Miami County, built 1870, lost)
  5. Humboldt Bridge (Old) (Allen County, built 1870, replaced by new bridge)
  6. Kansas Avenue Bowstring (Shawnee County, built 1870, replaced by new bridge)
  7. Wea Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, built 1870, open to pedestrians)
  8. Miami County Bridge T530 (Miami County, built 1870, removed)
  9. Fort Leavenworth Bridge (Leavenworth County, built 1871, removed)
  10. KCC&S - Leaky Roof Bridge (Johnson County, built 1871, unknown status)

Oldest Listed Extant Bridges

  1. Wea Creek Bridge (Shawnee County, built 1870, open to pedestrians)
  2. Independence Bowstring (Verdigris River) Bridge (Montgomery County, built 1871, abandoned)
  3. KCC&S - Leaky Roof Bridge (Johnson County, built 1871, unknown status)
  4. Austin Bridge (Neosho County, built 1872, open to pedestrians)
  5. Old Jefferson Town Bowstring Bridge (Jefferson County, built 1875, open to pedestrians)
  6. County Line Bowstring Bridge (Cloud County, built 1876, open to traffic)
  7. James Creek Bridge (Jackson County, built 1878, abandoned)
  8. Clarks Creek Bridge (Geary County, built 1878, abandoned)
  9. Little Walnut Creek Bowstring Bridge (Crawford County, built 1880, abandoned)
  10. Southwind Rail Trail - Elm Creek Bridge (Allen County, built 1884, open to pedestrians)

By Design

  • Arch: 509 (18.9%)
    • Deck arch: 424 (15.8%)
      • Brick arch: 3 (0.1%)
      • Closed-spandrel arch: 81 (3.0%)
      • Open-spandrel arch: 8 (0.3%)
      • Steel arch: 1 (0.04%)
      • Stone arch: 228 (8.5%)
    • Pony arch: 11 (0.4%)
      • Concrete pony arch: 11 (0.4%)
    • Through arch: 57 (2.1%)
      • Concrete through arch: 26 (1.0%)
      • Marsh arch: 25 (0.9%)
      • Network arch: 1 (0.04%)
      • Steel through arch: 5 (0.2%)

  • Beam: 350 (13.0%)
    • Stringer: 227 (8.4%)
      • Concrete stringer: 16 (0.6%)
      • Steel stringer: 82 (3.0%)
      • Timber stringer: 49 (1.8%)
    • Concrete tee beam: 116 (4.3%)

  • Culvert: 42 (1.6%)
    • Concrete culvert: 14 (0.5%)
    • Stone culvert: 14 (0.5%)

  • Floating: 1 (0.04%)
    • Pontoon: 1 (0.04%)

  • Rigid frame: 7 (0.3%)
    • Concrete rigid frame: 5 (0.2%)
    • Steel rigid frame: 2 (0.07%)

  • Girder: 124 (4.6%)
    • Deck girder: 41 (1.5%)
      • Concrete deck girder: 8 (0.3%)
      • Deck plate girder: 32 (1.2%)
    • Pony/through girder: 62 (2.3%)
      • Concrete pony/through girder: 25 (0.9%)
      • Pony/through plate girder: 35 (1.3%)

  • Other: 4 (0.1%)

  • Slab: 53 (2.0%)

  • Suspension: 8 (0.3%)
    • Cable-stayed: 2 (0.07%)
    • Wire suspension: 4 (0.1%)

  • Truss: 1,518 (56.4%)
    • Bedstead pony truss: 32 (1.2%)
      • Bedstead double-intersection Warren pony truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Bedstead Pratt pony truss: 28 (1.0%)
      • Bedstead Warren pony truss: 2 (0.07%)
    • Deck truss: 22 (0.8%)
      • Double-intersection Warren deck truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Pratt deck truss: 2 (0.07%)
      • Warren deck truss: 8 (0.3%)
    • Modern truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Modern pony truss: 1 (0.04%)
        • Modern bowstring pony truss: 1 (0.04%)
    • Pony truss: 1,078 (40.0%)
      • Bowstring pony truss: 14 (0.5%)
      • Double-intersection Warren pony truss: 4 (0.1%)
      • Kingpost pony truss: 7 (0.3%)
      • Lattice pony truss: 4 (0.1%)
      • Other pony truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Parker pony truss: 7 (0.3%)
      • Polygonal Warren pony truss: 18 (0.7%)
        • Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 4 (0.1%)
      • Pratt pony truss: 79 (2.9%)
      • Half-hip Pratt pony truss: 15 (0.6%)
      • Queenpost pony truss: 13 (0.5%)
      • Warren pony truss: 60 (2.2%)
        • Warren pony truss with alternating verticals: 10 (0.4%)
        • Warren pony truss with all verticals: 5 (0.2%)
    • Through truss: 383 (14.2%)
      • Baltimore through truss: 7 (0.3%)
      • Bowstring through truss: 15 (0.6%)
      • Camelback through truss: 4 (0.1%)
      • Double-intersection Warren through truss: 3 (0.1%)
      • Howe through truss: 4 (0.1%)
      • Lattice through truss: 9 (0.3%)
        • Quadrangular lattice through truss: 1 (0.04%)
        • Triple-intersection lattice through truss: 7 (0.3%)
      • Other through truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Parker through truss: 27 (1.0%)
      • Pegram through truss: 2 (0.07%)
      • Pennsylvania through truss: 2 (0.07%)
      • Post through truss: 3 (0.1%)
      • Pratt through truss: 175 (6.5%)
      • Waddell "A" through truss: 1 (0.04%)
      • Warren through truss: 28 (1.0%)
        • Warren through truss with all verticals: 4 (0.1%)
      • Whipple through truss: 3 (0.1%)

  • Tunnel: 4 (0.1%)

  • Unknown: 72 (2.7%)