The World’s First Trailhead and Entertainment District Over a River

Second Floor!

Bridge construction

Ironworkers setting steel on the Top Deck.


Gearing up for a Summer Opening

The Western Truss is finished, and about half of the double-decker beams on the Central Truss have been set. We’ll start building the kitchen and bars as soon as the concrete is poured.

And a Look Back at 2023 Progress

May: Golden Spike Ceremony officially kicking off construction
June: L.G. Barcus raised the bridge 4 feet
September: Cantilevered decks installed on the Western Truss
October: Top Deck roof installed. Concrete poured on the Western Truss
November: Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet & LA Times list KC and RIB as a must-visit in 2024


KC is Getting its Swagger Back!

The Wall Street Journal AND The New York Times name Kansas City a must-see for ‘24! Once again, Rock Island Bridge is cited as a key reason!


Making “Bridge Land” video


Setting, bolting and welding of new steel beams, in preparation for the pouring of the new decks to make more “bridge land”. Watch video


Ever see an alleyway on a bridge? Check out the new bridge map.


Click on the illustration to zoom in on all the details on the new Kansas City landmark.


Saving KC History


The Rock Island Bridge under construction in 1904. These fellas rode to work on a horse!