Heart of America Bridge

Coordinates: 39°07′00″N 94°34′44″W / 39.116751°N 94.578778°W / 39.116751; -94.578778
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Heart of America Bridge
The Heart of America Bridge, June 2013
Coordinates39°07′00″N 94°34′44″W / 39.116751°N 94.578778°W / 39.116751; -94.578778
Carries Route 9
CrossesMissouri River
LocaleKansas City, Missouri to North Kansas City, Missouri
DesignGirder Bridge
Opened1986; 38 years ago (1986)
The bike and pedestrian path

The Heart of America Bridge is a vehicular girder bridge over the Missouri River, in Kansas City, Missouri. It carries Route 9. It is 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 and pedestrian path to separate from motorized traffic, was opened on the northbound side.[1] It is the first separated pedestrian crossing of the Missouri River in the Kansas City metropolitan area.[2] The Engineer of Record for that project is Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Brent Hugh (October 5, 2010). "Heart of America Bridge Bike/Ped Path Grand Opening - Photos". MoBikeFed. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  2. ^ "Heart of America Bridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Path Kansas City, MO". NTAC. June 27, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2024.