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Paseo Bridge, Spanning Missouri River on Interstate 29/35, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO

Paseo Bridge, Spanning Missouri River on Interstate 29/35, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO

 
 
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Significance: The Paseo Bridge represents one of only a few self-anchored suspension bridges ever built in the United States. This unique bridge design was chosen to provide Kansas City with a signature structure, and the Paseo Bridge has served as a symbolic gateway into Kansas City since the 1950s. The bridge also represents one of the major civic achievements in post-World War II Kansas City history. Construction of the bridge was financed by the collection of tolls, and it was the last toll bridge to be owned and operated by the Missouri State Highway Commission. Finally, the Paseo Bridge provides an excellent example of large-scale highway bridge construction in the mid-twentieth century.
Survey number: HAER MO-116
Building/structure dates: after. 1951- before. 1955 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1951- before. 1955 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Kansas City (Mo.)39.11383, -94.56476
Google Map of 39.113832, -94.5647568
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Library of Congress
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