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Lewis and Clark Viaduct


North side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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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
Demolished June 2018
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
KDOT 0105-B0030 (Kansas Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 18700 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Demolished.
  • June 3, 2018: New photos from Bob Franke
  • February 3, 2018: New photo from Neil Krout
  • February 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 2, 2018: New photo from Neil Krout
  • 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

Related Bridges 



Lewis and Clark Viaduct
Posted June 3, 2018, by Anonymous

If there is any good news out of this demolition thus far, at least it was the newer truss that was dropped in to the river. The 1960s bridge is obviously far less significant than the 1907 Bridge although it would be best if we did not lose either one.

I REALLY hope that there is some chance of saving the 1907 Bridge.

Lewis and Clark Viaduct
Posted June 3, 2018, by Bob Franke (rcfranke6813 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The truss over the Kansas River was dropped on the morning of June 2.

Lewis and Clark Viaduct
Posted February 2, 2018, by Neil Krout (kickinpony [dot] 66 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Westbound lanes have been closed as of today, 2/2/2018 for a 2.5 year projected project length.

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.