12th Street Bridge
12th Street Kansas River Bridge
|Carries||2 lanes of 12th Street|
|Locale||Kansas City, Kansas|
|Maintained by||WyCo Unified Government|
|Design||Deck Truss (first bridge), Thru-Truss (second bridge,) Girder (current bridge)|
|Opened||1909 (first bridge), 1930 (second bridge), 2000 (third and current bridge)|
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.
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.