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Intercity Viaduct

Woodsweather Bridge - 6th Street Viaduct

Intercity Viaduct

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 5, 2016

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Key Facts

Location
Kansas City: Wyandotte County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri: United States
Structure Type
Metal 20 Panel Rivet-Connected Double-Intersection Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: Ritler-Conley Manufacturing Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Waddell and Hedrick

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1972
Main Span Length
300 Feet (91.44 Meters)
Structure Length
3776 Feet (1150.92 Meters)
Roadway Width
51.8 Feet (15.79 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 70 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
999907001050311

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This bridge today sits right next to the Lewis and Clark Viaduct. Together these two bridges carry a freeway today, but originally, the Intercity Viaduct stood alone, and functioned as a major city crossing. Originally a single deck deck truss, ca. 1930 the bridge was converted to allow a single lane of traffic that passed through the truss on a lower deck, making the bridge a double-deck design. Today, the lower deck has been converted into a trailway.

The main double-deck truss spans are impressive, and their subdivided Double-Warren truss configuration is uncommon. The approach system, particularly south of the main spans, is impressive for its length as well.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge construction.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Double-Deck

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