National Bridge Inventory: Kansas Congressional District 3

  • Of the 1,410 bridges in the counties of this district, 34, or 2.4 percent, are classified as structurally deficient. This means one of the key elements is in poor or worse condition.
  • This is down from 39 bridges classified as structurally deficient in 2017.
  • 84 bridges are posted for load, which may restrict the size and weight of vehicles crossing the structure.
  • Repairs are needed on 157 bridges in the district, which will cost an estimated $181.9 million.
  • This compares to 732 bridges that needed work in 2017.

County Year Built Daily Crossings Type of Bridge Location
Johnson 1976 21,800 Urban minor arterial College Blvd over Indian Ck
Johnson 1975 15,949 Rural arterial K10 Hwy, EB over Lexington Ave, Aband RR
Wyandotte 1959 13,365 Urban freeway/expressway 69 Hwy (18th St) over Ks Riv, RR, Levee Rds
Wyandotte 1933 11,371 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
Wyandotte 1918 8,535 Urban minor arterial Central Avenue over Kansas River, R.R. Yard
Johnson 1975 8,342 Urban minor arterial 103rd. Street over Trib. to Indian Creek
Johnson 1910 6,300 Urban minor arterial Kenneth Rd over Negro Ck
Wyandotte 1907 5,942 Urban Interstate I-70 EB Highway over Kansas River,3 RR,5 St
Johnson 1982 5,833 Urban minor arterial Renner Rd over I435 Hwy
Wyandotte 1964 5,824 Urban local road Mill Street over I-70, Railroad Yard
Johnson 1994 4,565 Urban minor arterial Pflumm Road over Little Mill Creek Trib.
Johnson 1978 2,860 Urban collector 135th St. J.5-10.0 over Cedar Creek
Johnson 1948 2,220 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.
Johnson 1959 1,506 Urban collector 199th St over I35 Hwy, Wl-El
Wyandotte 1973 1,322 Urban local road Wolcott Drive over Connor Creek
Johnson 1989 855 Urban local road Arapaho #53 over Indian Creek Trib.
Wyandotte 1918 360 Urban minor arterial Central Ave over Kansas River
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 1975 84 Rural local road Lookout Rd over Trib. Marais Des Cygnes
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 69,497 0 0 0
Rural arterial 68 59,938 527,868 1 1,806 15,949
Rural minor arterial 6 3,410 36,280 0 0 0
Rural major collector 113 51,838 130,062 1 226 2,220
Rural minor collector 18 3,362 2,142 2 275 189
Rural local road 203 38,253 35,541 11 1,112 373
Urban Interstate 230 542,008 6,089,365 2 23,364 15,657
Urban freeway/expressway 92 138,329 1,562,534 1 13,509 13,365
Urban other principal arterial 49 120,604 554,619 1 7,259 11,371
Urban minor arterial 225 283,422 2,930,564 7 23,239 55,735
Urban collector 173 101,416 745,857 2 1,319 4,366
Urban local road 226 69,274 394,347 6 5,279 10,097
Total 1,410 1,418,511 13,078,676 34 77,387 129,322
Type of Work Number of Bridges Cost to Repair
(in millions)
Daily Crossings Area of Bridges
(sq. meters)
Bridge replacement 80 $35.4 204,771 23,669
Widening & rehabilitation 1 $0.1 548 92
Rehabilitation 41 $99.9 243,045 78,823
Deck rehabilitation/replacement 14 $14.4 124,213 14,153
Other structural work 21 $32.1 110,510 31,599
Total 157 $181.9 683,087 148,336

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

About the data:

Data is from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory (NBI), downloaded on January 3, 2022. Note that specific conditions on bridges may have changed as a result of recent work or updated inspections. Cost estimates were downloaded by ARTBA on January 3, 2022.

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 2020 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 35 in 2020

in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridges

1. West Virginia 20.4%
34. New Mexico 5.2%
35. Kansas 5.1%
36. Ohio 4.9%

Compared to 14 in 2020

in the nation in # of structurally deficient bridges

1. Iowa 4,504
12. Nebraska 1,280
13. Kansas 1,277
14. Michigan 1,240

Compared to 41 in 2020

in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridge deck area

1. Rhode Island 19.5%
41. Oregon 3.2%
42. Kansas 3.1%
43. Delaware 3.1%
Full State Ranking


  • Source: Data is from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory (NBI), downloaded on January 3, 2022. Note that specific conditions on bridges may have changed as a result of recent work or updated inspections.

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