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Intercity Viaduct
Intercity Viaduct
TitleIntercity Viaduct
DescriptionPostcard of the Intercity Viaduct
Historical ArticleThe original Intercity viaduct was opened in January, 1907. It was built with eastern capital at a cost of $3,250,000, as a toll bridge for pedestrians, horses, mules, wagons and buggies. There were few automobiles at the time.

Five cents was charged for each pedestrian, a poor business deal for the walker, since he could ride the street car over the viaduct for the same money plus all the way to Swope park from anywhere in Kansas City, Kansas.

Two street car tracks are seen, a board fence separating them from the wagon road. The viaduct's toll house is at right fore-ground advertises G. Dahlin & Sons Wagon & Carriage Works.

The two Kansas Citys bought the viaduct in 1911, after it failed financially, and made it toll-free.

Kansas City Times
February 10, 1968

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectBridges
Intercity Viaduct
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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