Kansas Highways Routelog

US Highway 81

Length: 230.2 miles
South Endpoint:
Oklahoma State Line south of Caldwell

North Endpoint:
Nebraska State Line (CG/JJW) north of Belleville

Counties Passed through: Sumner, Sedgwick, Harvey, McPherson, Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic


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The roundabout on the I-135/US 81/US 50 interchange with first Street in Newton. 2 March 2007

Here's a shot of the former US 81 four-lane between Newton and Wichita. 2 March 2007

Here's a shot of the John Mack bridge that once took US 81 across the Arkansas River in Wichita. 2 March 2007

A Bridge Plate on the John Mack Bridge indicates that it was built by the State Highway Commission (as opposed to Sedgwick County) and that it was part of US 81 when it was initially constructed.

Here's a shot of a second bridge plate designating the former US 81 bridge over the Arkansas River in Wichita as the John Mack Bridge.

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