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Centennial Bridge (Leavenworth, Kansas)

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Carries  K-92 / Route 92
Design  Through arch bridge
Total length  784 m
Body of water  Missouri River
Bridge type  Through arch bridge
Crosses  Missouri River
Opened  1955
Longest span  128 m
Location  Leavenworth
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Locale  Leavenworth, Kansas to Missouri
Similar  Amelia Earhart Memorial, Through arch bridge, Vermillion–Newcastle Bridge, Chouteau Bridge, Ike Skelton Bridge

The Centennial Bridge is a through arch bridge road bridge over the Missouri River connecting Leavenworth, Kansas and Platte County, Missouri. Constructed in 1955, it was initially a toll bridge. The bridge opened in 1955, a year after Leavenworth celebrated its centennial as the first city incorporated in Kansas. It is a two-span arch bridge connecting K-92 and Missouri Route 92. Its main span is 419.8 feet with a total length of 2,571.2 feet. During the construction a spur of Route 45 called the "Leavenworth cutoff" was built to speed traffic to Kansas City, Missouri. The two-mile spur, even though it is in Missouri was maintained by the city of Leavenworth until the tolls were removed from the Centennial Bridge in May 1977. This is now maintained by MODOT.

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Centennial Bridge (Leavenworth, Kansas) Wikipedia


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