National Bridge Inventory: Kansas
- Of the 24,906 bridges in the state, 1,288, or 5.2 percent, are classified as structurally deficient. This means one of the key elements is in poor or worse condition.
- This is down from 1,631 bridges classified as structurally deficient in 2014.
- 6 of the structurally deficient bridges are on the Interstate Highway System.
- 6,773 bridges are posted for load, which may restrict the size and weight of vehicles crossing the structure.
- The state has identified needed repairs on 10,586 bridges at an estimated cost of $2.9 billion.
- This compares to 11,283 bridges that needed work in 2014.
|County||Year Built||Daily Crossings||Type of Bridge||Location|
|Wyandotte||1959||30,900||Urban freeway/expressway||69 Hwy (18th St) over Ks Riv, RR, Levee Rds|
|Wyandotte||1907||22,300||Urban Interstate||I-70 EB Highway over Kansas River,3 RR,5 St|
|Sedgwick||1960||22,000||Urban Interstate||I235 Hwy, NB over Little Arkansas River|
|Sedgwick||1960||22,000||Urban Interstate||I235 Hwy, SB over Little Arkansas River|
|Johnson||1976||21,400||Urban minor arterial||College Blvd over Indian Ck|
|Shawnee||1937||12,995||Urban minor arterial||On Rs 2183 Bsn 680 over Deer Creek overflow|
|Thomas||1966||12,400||Rural Interstate||I70 Hwy, Wl-El over S Fork Solomon River|
|Sedgwick||1955||11,800||Urban minor arterial||Harry Street over Arkansas River|
|Reno||1959||10,880||Urban minor arterial||Woodie Seat Fwy over|
|Lyon||1976||7,850||Rural Interstate||I-35 Hwy SB over Neosho River|
|Lyon||1976||7,850||Rural Interstate||I-35 Hwy NB over Neosho River|
|Wyandotte||1921||7,065||Urban minor arterial||Kansas Avenue over Kansas River|
|Sedgwick||1970||6,990||Urban minor arterial||Rs 84 - E 61St N over Main Branch Chisholm Crk|
|Shawnee||1937||5,845||Urban minor arterial||Rs 1253 223 over Deer Creek|
|Wyandotte||1964||5,824||Urban local road||Mill Street over I-70, Railroad Yard|
|Barton||1920||5,230||Urban minor arterial||US281 Hwy over Unnamed Marsh Drainage|
|Sumner||1924||5,180||Rural minor arterial||US81 Hwy over Ninnescah River Drainage|
|Barton||1931||4,780||Rural arterial||US56, K96 Hwy over Arkansas River Drainage|
|Butler||1960||3,955||Rural major collector||Rs 74 861-22 over 604 (Rs 1769)|
|Rice||1925||3,910||Rural arterial||US56 Hwy over Little Arkansas Riv Ovfl|
|Saline||1962||3,850||Urban minor arterial||NB Ninth Street over Mulberry Creek|
|Rice||1931||3,790||Rural arterial||US56 Hwy over Spring Creek Drainage|
|Sedgwick||1972||3,574||Rural major collector||Ridge (Rs 998) over Big Arkansas River|
|Leavenworth||1967||3,520||Urban collector||5th St B.18-3.17 over Three Mile Creek|
|Sedgwick||1950||3,245||Urban minor arterial||Pawnee over Spring Branch Trib. # 1|
|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||1,329||618,317||2,095,875||10||6,428||14,798|
|Rural major collector||6,284||1,803,872||2,625,237||229||63,394||99,947|
|Rural minor collector||1,967||376,116||153,249||111||14,830||7,512|
|Rural local road||10,431||1,585,982||498,551||875||85,174||28,423|
|Urban other principal arterial||290||468,980||3,050,693||0||0||0|
|Urban minor arterial||769||678,546||7,042,696||18||21,072||99,443|
|Urban local road||569||133,894||712,579||24||8,248||16,139|
|Type of Work||Number of Bridges||Cost to Repair
|Daily Crossings||Area of Bridges
|Widening & rehabilitation||30||$4||176,593||41,866|
|Other structural work||203||$5||390,819||74,934|
About the data:
Data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory (NBI), released March 15, 2019. 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 2017 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 cost estimate is supplied by the bridge owner or the bridge is classified as structurally deficient.
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.
from 33 in 2017
in the nation in % of structurally deficient bridges
from 12 in 2017
in the nation in # of structurally deficient bridges