AND...WERE ROLLIN’,

KANSAS CITY!

The historic Rock Island Railroad Bridge is coming alive with music, dining, coffee shops & bars, trailhead services and more.  And it's all 40 feet over the Kansas River!  America's first entertainment district on a bridge opens Spring 2024.

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AND, WERE ROLLIN’,

KANSAS CITY!

The “First Destination Landmark Bridge” Americans have ever seen opens in  Spring 2024. The old Rock Island Bridge will come alive with dining, bars, event spaces, music and more perched 40 feet over the Kansas River.
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Light the Bridge

AND, WERE ROLLIN’,

KANSAS CITY!

The “First Destination Landmark Bridge” Americans have ever seen opens in March 2024. The old Rock Island Bridge will come alive with dining, bars, event spaces, music and more perched 40 feet over the Kansas River.
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Light the Bridge

MEET YOU ON
THE BRIDGE

 

Soon, there will be something happening on & around the Rock Island Bridge morning, noon and night. 

Our partners and us are building levee-top trails for biking and walking, docks for kayaking and paddle boarding, zip lines for well ... flying, and venues, kitchens, coffee shops & bars for celebrating.

The Rock Island Bridge is a Kansas City first! 

Do. See. Go.
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An historic, 1905 railroad bridge that once carried freight and livestock into the West Bottoms is being reinvented as a keystone for the emerging Kansas Waterfront.

MEET YOU ON
THE BRIDGE

There’s something happening on the Rock Island Bridge morning, noon and night. From hiking and biking trails, docks for kayaking and paddle boarding, zip lining, coffee shops, dining, bars, special events and live music to event space rentals, the Rock Island Bridge is like nothing you’ve ever seen or done. Come spring of 2024, meet you on the bridge.
Do. See. Go.
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A long abandoned railroad bridge that once carried freight and livestock in the West Bottoms is transforming our town and celebrating our heritage in a way only Kansas City visionaries could.
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OPENING SPRING '24

Construction crews are elevating the bridge, creating a new 700 ft long public crossing, widening the structure with steel cantilevers off both sides, adding a second level, attaching railings, and bringing utilities and all the creature comforts we expect from a world-class entertainment destination and trailhead.
Construction Updates

Iron Man Dan exploring how to light the lift gears on Rock Island Bridge ...

Hats off to the pros at Multistudio, Thornton Tomasetti, and Antella for figuring out how to construct a word’s-first here in KC. This is the plumbing for the double-deck central truss. You’ll be able to tour these decks this fall! ...

If you are curious as to how exactly one raises a 350 ton truss, using lift gates and gears that haven’t moved since the 1950’s, you’re going to love this video.

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