Boonville opens new addition to Katy Trail bridge

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 02 2016 Apr 2, 2016 Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:50:00 AM CDT April 02, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Madeline Odle, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

BOONVILLE - A new addition to the Katy Trail pedestrian bridge in Boonville opened to the public Saturday.

The span extends 250 feet over the Missouri River, leading right up to a lift that moves up and down, connecting it to other parts of the bridge. 

Part of the renovation included a path over the railroad tracks.

Boonville Assistant City Administrator Kate Fjell said the city of Boonville and the Katy Bridge Coalition started planning the restoration in 2012 when they applied for a federal grant. 

Fjell said the groups felt is was important to restore the bridge because of its iconic status in Boonville. 

"We just felt like the Katy Bridge is an iconic landmark of Boonville," Fjell said. "It's something that people always recognize and they remember it, and so we felt like it was something very integral to our community and it needed to stay here."

Fjell said the project was completed using $900,000 in grants, foundation funds and tax credits to finish. 

Gov. Jay Nixon was at the bridge Saturday morning for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, opening the new span of the bridge to the public. 

Fjell said she hopes people enjoy the new view over the river.

"I just think it's such a unique experience and such a great way to go out and see the bridge and I just hope everyone gets a chance to go out and see it during the spring and summer," she said. 

However, this was only the first phase of the Katy Trail bridge restoration the groups have planned. Fjell said they are currently looking for more funding to continue restoring other sections of the bridge. 

 

More News

Grid
List
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is investigating a potential threat to Moberly Middle School. In a post on... More >>
2 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:00:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Finally something other than snow and clouds will be in the sky, a lunar eclipse! The only total... More >>
3 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:08:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in Continuous News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of marches and rallies were held across the nation Saturday, including one in mid-Missouri. This weekend... More >>
3 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
ROCHEPORT – A professional bull rider who lived in Rocheport died Tuesday evening during a competition in Denver. Mason... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:15:00 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri roads officials say a 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 on... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:02:11 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump proposed extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:51:44 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:34:46 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump... More >>
8 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:12:13 PM CST January 19, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Now that Missouri is entering the medical marijuana industry, two Democratic lawmakers from Kansas City want... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:33:37 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
INDEPENDENCE (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who worked for a subcontractor at the Lake City Ammunition Plant in Independence admitted... More >>
12 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:09:12 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
SUNRISE BEACH - One man is dead after an ATV crash early Saturday morning. According to an online crash... More >>
13 hours ago Saturday, January 19 2019 Jan 19, 2019 Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:29:00 AM CST January 19, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man was one of the four Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Syria on... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 7:49:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Animal control is urging pet owners to keep their pets inside or in a safe shelter during the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 5:02:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Salvation Army is providing food assistance for furloughed federal workers through their food pantry. Food assistance is... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 3:27:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A man already facing charges of sexual misconduct for an incident in May 2018 now faces an additional... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 1:56:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Corrections and Governor Parson announced Friday a new plan to address staffing shortages... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 1:50:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - An individual has been pronounced dead after a house fire Thursday night at 1203 Lakeview Avenue. Firefighters... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 1:46:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri congressman has apologized for yelling "go back to Puerto Rico" at Democrats on the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, January 18 2019 Jan 18, 2019 Friday, January 18, 2019 12:08:00 PM CST January 18, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 15°
11pm 13°
12am 13°
1am 12°
2am 11°