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7th Street Trafficway Bridge


Researched by Max Johnson

Design of 7th Street Trafficway planned

Bridge construction begins

Bridge opens to traffic

Bridge rehabilitated, southbound steel stringer span built and opened


Deck truss bridge over Kansas River on four lanes of 7th Street Trafficway in Kansas City
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Open to four lanes of traffic
Built 1932; southbound steel stringer bridge built 1992; rehabilitated 1992
Cantilever deck truss (northbound bridge)
Steel stringer (southbound bridge)
Length of largest span: 334.0 ft.
Total length: 2,018.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Herman G. Dillion Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.07553, -94.62466   (decimal degrees)
39°04'32" N, 94°37'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/359463/4326414 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kansas City
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0105-B0072 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 36472 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI.
  • December 12, 2012: Updated by Chris Knight: The Southbound Span was built in the 1990s I believe etheir 1992 or 1993. But Consturction of the Bridge began in 1991.
  • April 10, 2012: Updated by Robert Elder: Moved the balloon to the correct bridge. It had been on the new bridge.
  • April 30, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Design Description. The northbound bridge is a cantilever deck truss.
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 24, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • April 23, 2008: Essay added by Max Johnson



7th Street Trafficway Bridge
Posted June 13, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I almost gave up trying to get photos of this bridge... but last minute found that you can get photos (it is fenced off but with gaps big enough for large SLR lenses) at the end of 5th Street where it hits the levee, NE Quadrant around bridge.