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Twelfth Street Viaduct



Photo taken by James Baughn

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Concrete viaduct over the railroad tracks on Twelfth Street, just west of downtown Kansas City
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Open to traffic
Built 1913-14; rehabilitated 1965 and 2006
- Graff Construction Co. of Seattle, Washington and Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri (Consulting engineers)
- Kansas City Public Service Co. (KCPS)
- Streetcar
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 148.9 ft.
Total length: 2,053.6 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 51.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
12th Street Trafficway Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.10048, -94.59822   (decimal degrees)
39°06'02" N, 94°35'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/361799/4329142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Land survey
T. 49 N., R. 33 W., Sec. 6
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MONBI 25397 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
MO 048-S030B11 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
BH 21721 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 6, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 7, 2014: New Street View added by Kelly McClanahan
  • August 18, 2011: New photos from James Baughn
  • April 17, 2011: New photos from Mark Frazier
  • September 17, 2010: New photo from Eric Kinkhorst
  • April 5, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • June 26, 2006: Posted new photos



Multiple street views on one file
Posted April 5, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Yes, street view is very addictive. And also one of the safest ways to achieve some views of the bridges. I was in Alameda county, CA, this weekend and there are old railroad bridges that are accessed on county roads that have conspicuous "no parking, stopping or standing" signs posted for over a mile in all directions. Street view is a tremendous help in such situations.