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
|Daily Crossings on All Bridges||Number of Structurally Deficient Bridges||Area of Structurally Deficient Bridges
|Daily Crossings on Structurally Deficient Bridges|
|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 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 local road||226||69,274||394,347||6||5,279||10,097|
|Type of Work||Number of Bridges||Cost to Repair
|Daily Crossings||Area of Bridges
|Widening & rehabilitation||1||$0.1||548||92|
|Other structural work||21||$32.1||110,510||31,599|
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
Compared to 14 in 2020
in the nation in # of structurally deficient bridges
Compared to 41 in 2020
in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridge deck area