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Kansas Avenue Bridge


View from State Line Road

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #103249

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Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on Kansas Avenue in Kansas City
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri
Open to four-lane traffic
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1978 and 2007
Warren deck truss
Length of largest span: 321.7 ft.
Total length: 1,394.6 ft.
Deck width: 49.8 ft.
Also called
23rd Street Viaduct (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09007, -94.60865   (decimal degrees)
39°05'24" N, 94°36'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360877/4328003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory number
BH 18693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • April 23, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • July 3, 2006: Posted new photos

Related Bridges 

  • 23rd Street Viaduct (Same project) - This bridge crosses the state line and is several continuous spans with different names


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


Kansas Avenue Bridge
Posted January 10, 2014, by Chris Knight

I found some nice old Photos including a really cool Model of this bridge on a Parade Float here: http://www.mypresentpast.com/home/towns/argentine-kansas4.ht...

Kansas Avenue Bridge
Posted November 28, 2007, by Local

This bridge is currently being rebuilt.

A new surface is being added and the deck is being redone new