Bond Bridge

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."   

Bond Bridge Reopens, Crews Stop Search For Jumpers

Mar 21, 2013
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.

Traffic Trickle Start on Behemoth Bridge Job

Sep 27, 2010
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.

Drivers' Relief Nearing For Bridge Crossing

Apr 9, 2010
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.