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$5 Million Grant Is for New Bridge: Clinton Administration Will Alot Funds to Help Build Structure Near Chouteau
News of the federal funding to assist in the construction of a new or repaired Chouteau Bridge, crossing the Missouri River between I-435 and I-35.
12th Street Viaduct Links Downtown to Bottoms
July 20, 2011
Photo postcard showing the construction of the "new" 12th Street Viaduct and an accompanying article about its opening on March 8, 1915.
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
A Bold New Portal for KC: Paseo Bridge Design Picked
November 15, 2007
A design has been chosen for the new Paseo Bridge and includes a 300-foot diamond shaped tower and six lanes for traffic. The $245 million project will replace the 53-year-old bridge and also widen the...
A Bridge Too Far
February 22, 2006
In her column "Midnight Confessions", Dorri Alexander writes briefly about some of the various bridges that connect the Northeast area. Includes a picture of the Anderson Avenue Bridge which was re-named...
A Century of Growth in Transportation: Bridge of Destiny Transforms Small River Town
Retrospective article detailing the history of transportation in Kansas City.
A Change in a Great Firm: Bullene, Moore, Emery & Co. Now Emery, Bird, Thayer & Co.
Portraits (of L. T. Moore, J. T. Bird, W. B. Thayer [or William Bridges Thayer], and J. C. Fennell) and article about the change in name of the Bullene, Moore, Emery & Company dry goods store in 1895 to...
A Modern Link to the "Downtown" Airport
Original bridge crossed the Missouri 200 feet downstream of the present Hannibal Bridge.
Across the Wide Missouri: The New Chouteau Bridge (Formerly Milwaukee) Now under Construction. ..Ready for You in '52
Full page ad with illustration, photo, and description of the new Chouteau Bridge under construction in 1951 and planned for opening in 1952, connecting eastern Downtown Kansas City to Clay County, Missouri...
Anywhere But Here
Article about the history and present state of Berkley Riverfront Park, a city park on the Missouri riverfront between the Paseo and Heart of America bridges.
Arly L. Hedrick Bridge and Troost Lake Marker
January 11, 2006
The column "Postcards of Historic Northeast" features the Arly L. Hedrick Bridge as seen in 1921 at 27th Street. The bridge was built in 1919 in Troost Park by the firm of Hedrick & Hedrick and is now...
At Last--It's Finished!
Photos and article about the completion of the new Chouteau Bridge for automobile traffic across the Missouri River from Northeast Kansas City to North Kansas City, Missouri.
Benton Boulevard Bridge over Brush Creek, Three Fourths Completed
Photo and caption about the new (1922) Benton Boulevard bridge crossing Brush Creek and connecting northeast Kansas City with the Swope Park area.
Blasts Spell the End of Span
January 17, 2015
Article describes the beginning of demolition of the Fairfax bridge that carries southbound traffic on U.S. 69 across the Missouri River. It is written that two explosions on Friday, January 16, 2015,...
Blue Ridge Boulevard
July 24, 1910
Its completion a short distance south of 15th Street has given traffic a chance to use the excellent bridge built across that street several years ago at a cost of $15,000. This bridge is 150 feet long,...
Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings
Story on the recently completed Town of Kansas Bridge located near of the intersection of 2nd and Main Streets in the River Market area. The bridge is 635 feet long and reaches to a three-story overlook...
Bridge Closing Limits Northland Access
July 30, 2003
The Manchester Trafficway Bridge, which was closed this past spring, will remain closed with repair work scheduled for the fall. It was found in May that a 125-foot portion of curbing, sidewalk and barrier...
Bridge Closure Coming
February 21, 2007
The Suburban Junction Bridge is due to be closed and a new deck built. The bridge is located in the Northeast area of the city. It is anticipated that the bridge will be closed for at least a year. The...
Bridge Named For Hospital Founders
December 2, 2004
Short notice indicating that the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners had voted to name a bridge over Anderson Avenue in the Northeast area after Katharine Berry Richardson and Alice...
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