- Aug 22, 2011
The original bridge over Brush Creek was built in 1917. In 1977, it was reconstructed following a flood. In 2006, a new bridge was commissioned coinciding with Brush Creek channel improvements. The bridge is also part of a Green Impact Zone, a 150 square block area of Kansas City that’s undergoing an transformation, using federal stimulus funds to create jobs, spur economic development, and promote environmental stewardship.
The bridge features a series of polished stainless steel of panels will reflect light throughout the pedestrian walkways on the bridge. The panels will evoke the movement of the water flowing under the bridge, as well as the motion of the pedestrian, bicycle and transit traffic across the bridge.
The $13.5 million project provides pedestrian access along Troost Avenue and it received $9 million in federal stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.