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Historic Bridges of Kansas

Kansas is home to the largest collection of Marsh type rainbow arch bridges in America. While a number of these bridges have faced demolition, a fair number have also been preserved. While most of the state's surviving metal truss bridges are of traditional design, this collection is punctuated by some very unusual and rare bridges. Many metal truss bridges in Kansas are in grave danger of demolition and destruction. Some have been transferred to private ownership followed by subsequent abandonment, which uncorrected, will eventually result in their collapse. Worse, many metal truss bridges remaining under county ownership face abandonment or demolition because many counties complain that they do not want to spend the money to inspect them. HistoricBridges.org offers coverage of most (but not all) of the top historic bridges in eastern Kansas, which is where most bridges are located.  Note: If you are looking for bridges in the Kansas City area, it can be confusing due to the city, state, and county borders. This link will list all bridges on HistoricBridges.org in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.

Select a location to view a list of bridges. Locations shown in blue have listings.


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Allen County
Anderson County
Atchison County
Bourbon County
Chautauqua County
Cherokee County
Coffey County
Doniphan County
Elk County
Franklin County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Linn County
Lyon County
Miami County
Montgomery County
Neosho County
Osage County
Shawnee County
Wyandotte County

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