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Old 03-04-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing | fox4kc.com

Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing


Seems the Mid America Regional Council is doing the study.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing | fox4kc.com

Buck O’Neil Bridge could be closing


Seems the Mid America Regional Council is doing the study.
One of the questions that just popped into my head:

In cities around the country, we cross bridges much older than this one.

The Eads Bridge at St. Louis is more than 140 years old; the Roebling suspension bridge at Cincinnati even older still, and Roebling's Brooklyn masterpiece is about 10 years younger than the Eads.

I may be around to celebrate the centennial of the suspension span across the Delaware at Philadelphia in 2026.

One of the two spans of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct opened in 1924, and the 12th Street viaduct dates to just about that time.

Yet we've managed to maintain or rebuild all of these spans without having to tear them down in favor of new ones.

Yet this bridge must be replaced at the tender age of 61? Why?
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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One of the questions that just popped into my head:

In cities around the country, we cross bridges much older than this one.

The Eads Bridge at St. Louis is more than 140 years old; the Roebling suspension bridge at Cincinnati even older still, and Roebling's Brooklyn masterpiece is about 10 years younger than the Eads.

I may be around to celebrate the centennial of the suspension span across the Delaware at Philadelphia in 2026.

One of the two spans of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct opened in 1924, and the 12th Street viaduct dates to just about that time.

Yet we've managed to maintain or rebuild all of these spans without having to tear them down in favor of new ones.

Yet this bridge must be replaced at the tender age of 61? Why?
I don't have that answer. I think that most likely it won't get replaced this round. Supporters need to e in place and get the idea out there etc etc etc.

We need supporters:

https://www.nlbm.com/buck/buck.htm

Emanuel Cleaver
Sly James
Claire McCaskill
Roy Blunt.
Trolley Car Association.

etc etc

Ideas: A restaurant and observation area on the top. Solar panels to go green. Food trucks, Trees and garden walkways with benches to over look the river. A Nature center.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I don't have that answer. I think that most likely it won't get replaced this round. Supporters need to e in place and get the idea out there etc etc etc.

We need supporters:

https://www.nlbm.com/buck/buck.htm

Emanuel Cleaver
Sly James
Claire McCaskill
Roy Blunt.
Trolley Car Association.

etc etc

Ideas: A restaurant and observation area on the top. Solar panels to go green. Food trucks, Trees and garden walkways with benches to over look the river. A Nature center.
That list of "Ideas" is for the bridge?

Where does the campaign to build the new education center in the Paseo YMCA stand? I see the page projected a 2007 completion date, yet I don't recall hearing anything about this on my 2014 visit to the NLBM.

Edited to add: Do you know Bob Motley?
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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That list of "Ideas" is for the bridge? Yes for the bridge. This could be a great continuing moneymaker for the Foundation.

Where does the campaign to build the new education center in the Paseo YMCA stand? I see the page projected a 2007 completion date, yet I don't recall hearing anything about this on my 2014 visit to the NLBM.

Edited to add: Do you know Bob Motley?
I have no contacts at all.

Possible name.: Buck O'Neil Crossing
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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I can imagine sections of the overhead frame work covered in flowering vines at different parts.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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They did it!! Very much like the Buck O'Neil Crossing! I think major donations would be a slam dunk.

Transforming the Old Bay Bridge Into a Park for Adventure Tourists



keranews.org/post/its-fabulous-dallas-continental-bridge-reopens-park-no-cars-allowed

Another one: Devising Ways to Turn Tappan Zee Bridge Into Park - The New York Times

IMAGES of other Bridge/Parks

https://www.google.com/search?q=brid...h=510&dpr=1.25
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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They did it!! Very much like the Buck O'Neil Crossing! I think major donations would be a slam dunk.

Transforming the Old Bay Bridge Into a Park for Adventure Tourists



keranews.org/post/its-fabulous-dallas-continental-bridge-reopens-park-no-cars-allowed

Another one: Devising Ways to Turn Tappan Zee Bridge Into Park - The New York Times

IMAGES of other Bridge/Parks

https://www.google.com/search?q=brid...h=510&dpr=1.25
KC has GOT to start spending some money on things like this. This is one area where the city is still 20 years behind almost every other city in the country. The Broadway Bridge should absolutely be saved, repurposed etc especially since there are no dedicated recreational river crossings in KC and there is not even anything serious in the works. I mean good lord, it's 2017 and there is nothing even in the works? That's crazy.

Save the Bridge.

By the way, there are many more examples than what you listed. In DC they are converting a boring girder bridge into a park:


High Line park in DC (old elevated rail bridge corridor through lower Manhattan).


I photographed the High Bridge in Bronx NYC for a client. They took this huge bridge and converted to a pedestrian walkway. It's been extremely popular.

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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I think TV5 irrc where you call in and sound off about something. Agroup of people calling in to save the bridge would be good.

The work needs to be done in advance s that when the new bridge is opened the title transfers that day seamlessly. Talk about a money making event. First bridge party ever in KCMO.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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Channel 5 news says that DOT wants to close the bridge for two years to overhaul it. I think a new bridge is coming. Two years of no bridge will kill the downtown airport and other northland business as well.
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