Bond Bridge

Cops & Crime
4:00 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Man, Woman Vanish Into Missouri River Without A Trace

Unforgiving terrain along Missouri River's South bank. Kansas City Firefighters in boats searched in snow-reduced visibility for a man and woman seen jumping from a bridge.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The Missouri River swallowed up two people seen jumping from the Kit Bond Bridge at midday.

Traffic was stopped on the span that carries some 100,000 vehicles a day.

Police talked with at least one witness.

Visibility was obscured by snow squalls that whipped the river at the time.

KCUR’s Dan Verbeck gave a description from the site where the river search was launched and ended--“this is Riverfront Park, downstream from the Bond Bridge."   

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Cops & Crime
12:56 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Bond Bridge Reopens, Crews Stop Search For Jumpers

The Christopher S. Bond Bridge, Kansas City, Mo.
Theresa L Wysocki Creative Commons

Emergency workers reportedly began searching the Missouri River late Thursday morning after two or possibly three people were seen jumping from the Bond Bridge.

Update 1:32 p.m. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports that the abandoned pickup found on the bridge has been towed. Rescue boats have been removed from the scene, and no rescue was performed. The focus for now will turn to identifying the truck's owners.

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4:59 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Traffic Trickle Start on Behemoth Bridge Job

Christopher Bond Bridge, as designed.Looking Southwest from North side of Missouri River.
Depiction courtesy MoDOT

Kansas City, MO – You should be able to make an unimpeded trip across the new Christopher Bond Bridge over the Missouri River before New Year's Eve. Construction is six months ahead of schedule.

Just hours after the bridge dedication today, cars were using first part of the span replacing Paseo Bridge.

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Bridge Business
5:04 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Drivers' Relief Nearing For Bridge Crossing

Artist's rendition of Bond Bridge before construction began. View looking to southwest from northeast shore of Missouri River.
photo courtesy of MoDot

Kansas City, Mo. – The new Missouri River bridge replacing the Paseo span will be close enough to completion to carry traffic by year's end.

MoDot will start shifting lanes of traffic from the Paseo to the Bond Bridge by fall. Highway officials say the Bond won't be finished until next year, but at least one northbound lane should be open by Christmas.

Most visible work now is installing cables hooking the highly visible pylon to the floor of the new bridge. The pylon stands more than 300 feet tall and supports the entire structure.

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