Visit to Bond Bridge (kcICON Project) in KC

I was finally able to make my first visit to the Bond Bridge in Kansas City since it was completed.  It is a very beautiful bridge that fits well into the approach to Kansas City from the north.  As foundation engineers, we don’t always get a convenient opportunity visit the large bridge structures we work on since our work is usually completed very early in the overall schedule.  We are often too involved in other projects by the time a bridge is finished on which we were the foundation/geotechnical engineer.  So, it was a personal pleasure to make a visit and drive over the bridge when John Turner and I flew into Kansas City on our way to Topeka to present the NHI Drilled Shaft Course earlier this month.  Although it was a cloudy and cold day, I think the few photos I took with my phone (camera battery was dead!) turned out good.  Mouse over each for a caption.  Enjoy!

Bond Bridge in Kansas City - View from south bank, looking downstream    Bond Bridge - looking north from near south abutment   Looking upstream on the Missouri River - Railroad truss bridge in distance

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