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Anderson Photo Company
Askren, Robert G
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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Willard Winner, traffic and parking visionary of Kansas City starting in the late 1800s, largely responsible for the ASB Bridge. Promoter, financier, and developer...
Aerial view looking east across the West Bottoms from Kansas City, Kansas. Includes view of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the 2nd Hannibal Bridge and the ASB bridge. Both the Kansas and Missouri...
To Avoid Walk of Death, Build a Better Bridge
September 21, 2006
Column describes the need for a bridge across the Missouri River that pedestrians and bicyclists could use safely. The ASB Bridge, the only one to provide a generous sidwalk when it was built, is now only...
The Chester Steams Through Missouri River's History
September 10, 2008
Postcard image and short article about the Chester steamboat and the Armour, Swift and Burlington Bridge. The Chester was owned by the Kansas City Transporation and Steamship Company and transported passengers...
River Front, Now Firmly Anchored, Was Subject of Long Fight For Possession
Article relates the story of a tract of land on the south side of the Missouri River between the ASB Bridge and the Kansas City Power and Light northeast generating plant. The abstract of title for the...
Quality Hill Area
Exact location not given, believed to be in the Quality Hill area just west of downtown Kansas City. View includes a parking lot and is looking toward the northeast. Adams Transfer & Storage Company can...
President Harry S. Truman Bridge
Old Bridge Becomes Modern Type
Description of a new lift bridge invented by J. A. L. Waddell to allow ships to pass.
North Kansas City: Golden Anniversary, 1912-1962
Began operation in 1879 and ceased in 1912 when the ASB Bridge opened.
New Renovations Hold Big Expectations
December 30, 2008
Work is progressing on changing portions of the south bank of the Missouri River near the River Market area. It will involve restoring a portion of the area to the way it would have looked to early settlers,...
Information about the history of Nashua, Missouri, in Clay County, on land "first purchased by Willard E. Winner of Nashua, N. H. [New Hampshire]," in the late 1800s, also the builder of the A. S. B. Bridge,...
Municipal Airport, Aerial View
Aerial view of the Municipal Airport showing runways and terminal. Missouri River travels from the north at the top of the frame and bends to the right, and the Kansas (Kaw) River meets up with the Missouri...
Aerial view of the Municipal Airport, later called the Kansas City Downtown Airport and later the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. It is located in the bend of the Missouri River across from the convergence...
Aerial view looking toward the east showing the Municipal Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri River can be seen with what appears to be ice floating in it. The ASB Bridge is also visible and...
Low, aerial view of Municipal Airport, looking toward the south with the Kansas City, Missouri skyline in view. A portion of the runway and the airport terminal building are visible as well as various...
Missouri River In Kansas City
Unidentified men and children with fishing nets along the north shore of the Missouri River; ASB Bridge under construction in the distance.
Missouri River Hydrographic Survey: Kansas City Reach-Kansas River Bend
Map of the Kansas City Reach - Kansas River Bend stretch of the Missouri River, including the Broadway Bridge and the A.S.B. Bridge. Soundings across the width of the river are listed at every tenth of...
Missouri River Crossing
June 20, 1903
People crossing the Missouri River aboard a passenger ferry near a pier of the ASB Bridge.
Missouri River Channel Opening Ceremonies
June 27, 1932
Crowd at south end of ASB Bridge during ceremonies at the opening of the six-foot channel between Saint Louis and Kansas City.
Missouri River At Kansas City, Missouri
Looking southeast from underneath the north end of the ASB Bridge.
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