National Bridge Inventory: Kansas Congressional District 3

  • Of the 1,417 bridges in the counties of this district, 31, or 2.2 percent, are classified as structurally deficient. This means one of the key elements is in poor or worse condition.
  • This is down from 33 bridges classified as structurally deficient in 2019.
  • Repairs are needed on 148 bridges in the district, which will cost an estimated $209.3 million.
  • This compares to 727 bridges that needed work in 2019.
  • There currently are now projects in the District that use IIJA formula bridge funds.

County Year Built Daily Crossings Type of Bridge Location
Johnson 1976 24,000 Urban minor arterial College Blvd over Indian Ck
Johnson 1975 18,082 Rural arterial K10 Hwy, WB over Kill Creek
Wyandotte 1959 15,153 Urban freeway/expressway 69 Hwy (18th St) over Ks Riv, RR, Levee Rds
Wyandotte 1959 12,930 Urban freeway/expressway US69, 18th St Expy over Merriam Ln,Turkey Creek
Wyandotte 1933 12,526 Urban other principal arterial US-169 Highway NB over Ks River,RR Yard,3 Str
Wyandotte 1974 9,715 Urban Interstate I70 WB to I635 SB over I-635 NB,& I-70 Highways
Johnson 1975 8,342 Urban minor arterial 103rd. Street over Trib. to Indian Creek
Johnson 1910 7,700 Urban minor arterial Kenneth Rd over Negro Ck
Wyandotte 1971 7,425 Urban other principal arterial K-32 Highway over Betts Creek Drainage
Wyandotte 1907 6,640 Urban Interstate I-70 EB Highway over Kansas River,3 RR,5 St
Johnson 1982 4,841 Urban minor arterial Renner Rd over I435 Hwy
Wyandotte 1971 3,183 Urban minor arterial Shwn Dr over I-635 Highway
Wyandotte 1976 3,045 Urban freeway/expressway K-5 Highway over UP RR & Levee Rd
Johnson 1948 1,835 Rural major collector 83rd St. E.47-16.5 over Railroad
Johnson 1989 1,730 Urban local road Greenwood St. #49 over Indian Creek Trib.
Wyandotte 1973 1,322 Urban local road Wolcott Drive over Connor Creek
Johnson 1989 855 Urban local road Arapaho #53 over Indian Creek Trib.
Johnson 1986 700 Urban local road Robinson St. over Negro Ck
Johnson 2002 400 Urban local road 44th Terrace over Trib to Kansas River
Johnson 1980 400 Urban local road Woodland Dr. over Mill Creek Tributary
Wyandotte 1961 356 Urban local road Thorn Drive over Davis Creek
Miami 1962 95 Rural minor collector 399th St over LA Cygne Lake
Miami 1920 94 Rural minor collector New Lancaster Rd over Trib. to Middle Creek
Miami 1982 50 Rural local road Plum Creek Rd over Walnut Creek
Miami 1920 48 Rural local road 267th Street over Trib. to Ten Mile Creek
Type of Bridge Number of Bridges Area of All Bridges
(sq. meters)
Daily Crossings on All Bridges Number of Structurally Deficient Bridges Area of Structurally Deficient Bridges
(sq. meters)
Daily Crossings on Structurally Deficient Bridges
Rural Interstate 7 6,656 77,911 0 0 0
Rural arterial 68 59,938 571,846 1 1,130 18,082
Rural minor arterial 10 5,147 46,073 0 0 0
Rural major collector 110 48,553 114,521 1 226 1,835
Rural minor collector 19 3,436 3,108 2 275 189
Rural local road 201 38,699 39,191 7 560 221
Urban Interstate 231 554,450 6,583,750 2 23,364 16,355
Urban freeway/expressway 92 138,353 1,758,345 3 21,124 31,128
Urban other principal arterial 47 120,463 528,674 2 7,724 19,951
Urban minor arterial 221 258,539 2,830,972 5 6,312 48,066
Urban collector 183 107,814 746,490 0 0 0
Urban local road 228 69,743 384,073 8 1,318 5,768
Total 1,417 1,411,791 13,684,954 31 62,034 141,595
Type of Work Number of Bridges Cost to Repair
(in millions)
Daily Crossings Area of Bridges
(sq. meters)
Bridge replacement 77 $25.6 126,766 13,995
Widening & rehabilitation 1 $0.1 548 92
Rehabilitation 40 $153.7 252,629 85,062
Deck rehabilitation/replacement 11 $13.6 92,798 10,936
Other structural work 19 $16.2 106,915 13,061
Total 148 $209.3 579,656 123,147

Data includes information for the following area(s): Johnson County, Miami County, Wyandotte County

About the data:

Data and cost estimates are from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory (NBI), downloaded on July 3, 2023. Note that specific conditions on bridges may have changed as a result of recent work or updated inspections.

Effective January 1, 2018, FHWA changed the definition of structurally deficient as part of the final rule on highway and bridge performance measures, published May 20, 2017 pursuant to the 2012 federal aid highway bill Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Two measures that were previously used to classify bridges as structurally deficient are no longer used. This includes bridges where the overall structural evaluation was rated in poor or worse condition, or where the adequacy of waterway openings was insufficient.

The new definition limits the classification to bridges where one of the key structural elements—the deck, superstructure, substructure or culverts, are rated in poor or worse condition. During inspection, the conditions of a variety of bridge elements are rated on a scale of 0 (failed condition) to 9 (excellent condition). A rating of 4 is considered “poor” condition.

Cost estimates have been derived by ARTBA, based on 2022 average bridge replacement costs for structures on and off the National Highway System, published by FHWA. Bridge rehabilitation costs are estimated to be 68 percent of replacement costs. A bridge is considered to need repair if the structure has identified repairs as part of the NBI, a repair cost estimate is supplied by the bridge owner or the bridge is classified as structurally deficient. Please note that for a few states, the number of bridges needing to be repaired can vary significantly from year to year, and reflects the data entered by the state.

Bridges are classified by FHWA into types based on the functional classification of the roadway on the bridge. Interstates comprise routes officially designated by the Secretary of Transportation. Other principal arterials serve major centers of urban areas or provide mobility through rural areas. Freeways and expressways have directional lanes generally separated by a physical barrier, and access/egress points generally limited to on- and off-ramps. Minor arterials serve smaller areas and are used for trips of moderate length. Collectors funnel traffic from local roads to the arterial network; major collectors have higher speed limits and traffic volumes and are longer in length and spaced at greater intervals, while minor collectors are shorter and provide service to smaller communities. Local roads do not carry through traffic and are intended for short distance travel.

Compared to 30 in 2022

in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridges

1. West Virginia 20.0%
31. Indiana 5.0%
32. Kansas 5.0%
33. Idaho 5.0%

Compared to 11 in 2022

in the nation in # of structurally deficient bridges

1. Iowa 4,558
10. North Carolina 1,336
11. Kansas 1,305
12. Michigan 1,292

Compared to 40 in 2022

in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridge deck area

1. Rhode Island 15.0%
38. Oregon 3.0%
39. Kansas 3.0%
40. Indiana 3.0%
Full State Ranking


  • Source: Data is from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory (NBI), downloaded on July 3, 2023. Note that specific conditions on bridges may have changed as a result of recent work or updated inspections.

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