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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge

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Gateway to Atchison

Go over the bridge and you are in old downtown. You get a great view of the river as you pass over... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Kansas City
Yes, just a bridge -- in the DAYTIME, but at night . . .

I learned a lot about this bridge on the web and from a curator a the Amelia Earhart birthplace... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Ann T
Overland Park, Kansas
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An engineering marvel when built in 1938, the bridge was a boon to Atchison's economy.
Atchison, KS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bridge stretches across the Missouri River between Atchison and the state of Missouri and leads to an attractive riverfront park and walking path.

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 9 March 2018

beautiful at night when all lite up in colors ! Nice to find so much information about Amelia and this bridge!

Thank _tweediebirds
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Go over the bridge and you are in old downtown. You get a great view of the river as you pass over the bridge.

1  Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed 7 September 2017

the path along the river is beautiful. I ran it daily. The park is quiet. There is very little traffic. I could start in the city and run into the cornfields.

1  Thank mummem
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Yes, it's just a bridge, but at night it's so beautiful. When we entered town the other night, the bridge was lit up red with moving lights and it was SO beautiful!

1  Thank Martha Q
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The bridge was finished in 2012 and can be seen from the nearby Riverfront Park. I would not recommend pedestrians cross the bridge. It is also intended for bicycles but use extreme caution as this is a small town unaccustomed to such activities.

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a unique bridge joining Missouri and Kansas. It is a vast improvement over the old bridge. Unfortunately there is no pedestrian lane for walking across the Missouri River. The arch spans just the Kansas side. I have been told this was because Missouri...More

1  Thank 180marthap
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is quite a bridge that I'm happy was rebuilt in its original location. I'm also happy that it has the name of Atchison's #1 claim to fame. It carries you across the Muddy Mo, from Missouri, directly into the city of Atchison, Kansas. Check...More

Thank Natosha H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I learned a lot about this bridge on the web and from a curator a the Amelia Earhart birthplace home. Daytime driving is pleasant over a nice, but seemingly nothing special bridge. This bridge replaced a very old one and won an award for 1st...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Added photos of Atchison Kansas Amelia Earhart bridge. Only seen it lighted on this holiday. Veterans day.

Thank V P
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