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Lewis and Clark Viaduct


North side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #103280


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Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on I-70 Westbound in Kansas City
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Future prospects
A new Kansas River Bridge is planed for I-70 to the West of the structure, leaving the future plans for this bridge to become just an offramp to Downtown KCK and Fairfax District from I-70. The New Bridge Project is scheduled to start sometime during or after 2016.
Opened Nov. 12, 1962; rehabilitated 1984
Main spans: Two riveted, 10-panel Warren deck trusses with verticals
Northbound offramp main span: One riveted, 10-panel Warren deck truss with verticals
Length of largest span: 304.0 ft.
Total length: 3,048.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Intercity Viaduct (original name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11335, -94.61524   (decimal degrees)
39°06'48" N, 94°36'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/360353/4330596 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0105-B0030 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 18700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 54.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2013: Updated by Chris Knight: Oops Direction error
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Street View link
  • July 3, 2006: Posted new photos

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Lewis and Clark Viaduct
Posted January 27, 2008, by Local

I was out at the bridge today, 1/27/2008 at 4:30PM.

The photo is heading westbound on the north bridge, near the east end.