Heart of America Bridge

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Heart of America Bridge
Asb-bridge.jpg
The Heart of America Bridge is behind the ASB Bridge which formerly handled the car traffic on its upper level.
Carries Route 9
Crosses Missouri River
Locale Kansas City, Missouri to North Kansas City, Missouri
Design Girder Bridge
Opened 1987
Coordinates 39°07′00″N 94°34′44″W / 39.116751°N 94.578778°W / 39.116751; -94.578778Coordinates: 39°07′00″N 94°34′44″W / 39.116751°N 94.578778°W / 39.116751; -94.578778

The Heart of America Bridge is a vehicular girder bridge over the Missouri River, in Kansas City, Missouri. It carries Route 9. It was the vehicular replacement for the upper level of the ASB Bridge, and runs next to it a few hundred yards downstream. It was opened in 1987.

In September 2010, a bi-directional bicycle/pedestrian path, separated from motorized traffic, was opened on the northbound span of the Heart of America Bridge [1]. It was the first separated pedestrian crossing of the Missouri River in the Kansas City area. The Engineer of Record for this project is Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company.

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