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12th Street Bridge

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Carries  2 lanes of 12th Street
Locale  Kansas City, Kansas
Location  Kansas City
Crosses  Kansas River
Opened  1909
Body of water  Kansas River
Maintained by  WyCo Unified Government
Design  Deck Truss (first bridge), Thru-Truss (second bridge,) Girder (current bridge)
Similar  Intercity Viaduct, Platte Purchase Bridge, Fairfax Bridge, Central Avenue Bridge, Rock Island Bridge

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The 12th Street Bridge is an automobile crossing of the Kansas River in Kansas City, Kansas.


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The 12th Street Bridge dates back to the early 1900s, when it was an iron bridge. Swept away by a 1903 flood, it was rebuilt at the cost of $75,000. A judge ordered the bridge rebuilt again in 1923 and it was reopened April 22, 1926.

A 1940 fire damaged the center span of the bridge and its wooden floor fell into the river. In about a year, it reopened after being rebuilt.

In 2000, the thru-truss was removed and replaced with a girder, due to problems with the substructure. It is just west of the 7th Street Trafficway Bridge, and east of the 18th Street Expressway Bridge over the Kansas River.


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