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18th Street Bridge

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Overview
Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on US 69 (18th Street) in Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1959; rehabilitated 1989
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 423.7 ft.
Total length: 2,226.4 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 56.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07690, -94.64975   (decimal degrees)
39°04'37" N, 94°38'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/357296/4326605 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawnee
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0105-B0136 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 18687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 47.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
29,900

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status, Design, and Design Description. Bing Maps, Bird's Eye indicates that this is a Warren deck truss.
  • April 29, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

18th Street Bridge
Posted April 29, 2010, by Max Johnson

Bridge just recieved a new paint job as well as some truss repairs from October 2009 thru January 2010.

the 43 ton wieght limit signs have also been removed.

18th Street Bridge
Posted January 27, 2008, by Local

I was out on the bridge today, and I was snaping pictures, and right before I got to the bridge, I ran out of film.

The best photo I have is about 1000 feet from the bridge, but, here it is, this is heading southbound, right after I-70's overpass.

you can see the bridge, just look close, down the road, and you can just barely see it, as I ran out of film right before i got there, so I was able to get an on-deck view.

Too help you see the bridge, in the photo, look close were the roadway turns to the right, that is where it is.

But, here it is.

18th Street Bridge
Posted January 18, 2008, by Local

I was driving over the bridge today and it has a new sign, "43 Ton Limit"

I can not say for sure, but in my opinion, i think the days of this bridge will soon be numbered.

Ever since that collapse of that one Deck Truss bridge up in Iowa, or Indiana, or one of those, Deck Truss bridges are checked more often than basic girder bridges.

18th Street Bridge
Posted December 31, 2007, by Local

This bridge was a toll bridge back in I think the 70's.

After many complaints, the toll booths were removed and was open to free traffic.

The Intercity Viaduct was also a toll bridge