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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge

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Bridge is a driving bridge but the nearby park is a nice tourist destination

The bridge was finished in 2012 and can be seen from the nearby Riverfront Park. I would not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MJSB24
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Atchison, Kansas
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Bridge to Missouri

This is a unique bridge joining Missouri and Kansas. It is a vast improvement over the old bridge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
180marthap
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Atchison, Kansas
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An engineering marvel when built in 1938, the bridge was a boon to Atchison's economy.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
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Atchison, KS
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The bridge was finished in 2012 and can be seen from the nearby Riverfront Park. I would not recommend pedestrians cross the bridge. It is also intended for bicycles but use extreme caution as this is a small town unaccustomed to such activities.

Thank MJSB24
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique bridge joining Missouri and Kansas. It is a vast improvement over the old bridge. Unfortunately there is no pedestrian lane for walking across the Missouri River. The arch spans just the Kansas side. I have been told this was because Missouri...More

Thank 180marthap
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This bridge used to be scary. We hated driving across it, and held our breath as we did. Now it s modern and sturdy. Not sure if I should thank MODOT or KDOT.

Thank Toto2Leavenworth
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is quite a bridge that I'm happy was rebuilt in its original location. I'm also happy that it has the name of Atchison's #1 claim to fame. It carries you across the Muddy Mo, from Missouri, directly into the city of Atchison, Kansas. Check...More

Thank Natosha H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I learned a lot about this bridge on the web and from a curator a the Amelia Earhart birthplace home. Daytime driving is pleasant over a nice, but seemingly nothing special bridge. This bridge replaced a very old one and won an award for 1st...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Added photos of Atchison Kansas Amelia Earhart bridge. Only seen it lighted on this holiday. Veterans day.

Thank V P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Since we had no interest in crossing the river on a raft, we took the bridge. Nice bridge! It got us to the other side of the river!! But its a bridge, for God's sake! Not too exciting!!

Thank PhilandKathi
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The bridge Gives you a beautiful view of the Missouri River and the Bluffs of Benedictine College. The lights on the bridge change colors at night and it is beautiful!

1  Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The bridge is adjacent to Riverfront Park and offers similar beautiful views of the Missouri River. A good roadway surface and view of the park.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 25 April 2016

New bridge. Beautiful design, great gateway to the city. Lite at night with LED lights, that can be programmed for different lighting combinations.

Thank madaboutred
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