Ground was broken April 21, 1931, with the bridge opening on September 27, 1934 at a cost of $600,000. Originally carrying two-way traffic, it was restriped for two southbound lanes in 1957 following the opening of its sister bridge, the Platte Purchase Bridge, which handles northbound traffic. In 2013 plans were announced for replacement of both the Fairfax Bridge and the Platte Purchase Bridge. The Fairfax Bridge is scheduled for demolition first in early 2015, with the bridge closed to all traffic on October 31, 2014. Traffic will be rerouted to the Platte Purchase Bridge until the first half of the new bridge is done.
Platte Purchase and Fairfax Bridges from the south