Construction to start late summer for Jeff City Bicentennial Bridge
JEFFERSON CITY - The Bicentennial Bridge project is a $3.75 million dollar bridge to connect the Missouri State Capitol Complex to a 30-acre parkland island located north of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Rural Missouri Incorporated donated $25,000 to the project, according to a news release on Friday.
“Thanks to their generosity and the generosity of many others, the vision of the Bicentennial Bridge is becoming a reality," Mayor Carrie Tergin said. "The Bridge will certainly connect thousands of visitors with our rich history and majestic river heritage and will transform the landscape in developing a safe and appealing access from the City of Jefferson to the Missouri River."
Construction will start late Summer/Fall of 2020, according to the release. The bridge will be completed by August 2021.
The project will also provide a platform to interpret state history as it takes users across the Union Pacific Railroad to the Missouri River with views of the Missouri State Capitol and the Missouri River Valley, according to the release.
"?The location offers visitors views of the Governor's Mansion and Lohman’s Landing State Historic Site. Lohman’s Landing was the original settlement, which became Missouri’s State Capital and the City of Jefferson," the release said.
The bridge will be 12-feet wide and be for both pedestrians and bikes.