Here is a look at a K-96 bridge inspection in August 2007. Bridge inspections play a critical role in making sure our transportation system is safe for travelers. Approximately 88% of bridges on the state highway system are in good condition, which exceeds the agency's performance target of 85%.
More than 5,000 bridges are found on the state highway system-- which is just a small portion of the total number of bridges in Kansas. When you count all local roads and the turnpike, there are 25,067 bridges across the Sunflower State. The average age of these bridges is 47 years. To learn more about Kansas bridges, click here.