Park Over the Highway

CityArchRiver 2015 had a goal of uniting our region and one of the world’s most recognizable icons with another of our greatest assets – the Mississippi River. KCI executed work for both MoDOT and the National Park Service to achieve this goal. We first completed the bridge that allowed visitors to walk from the Old Courthouse to the Arch grounds to the riverfront on one continuous greenway, without a curb or stair step in their way. The project scope included rerouting of traffic at the Eads Bridge and Washington Avenue and a new exit from I-55 North/I-70 West onto the Landing, followed by a 90-day replacement of Walnut Street overpass at the south end of the project, and demolition of the Market and Chestnut overpasses and installation of a new block-long land-bridge. This land bridge was then transformed into a new park setting through the contract with the National Park Service, to include flowing walkways, seating areas, and landscaping that now serve as the improved entrance to the Arch grounds.

Size: 2 Bridges

Owner: MoDOT / National Park Service

KCI Role: General Contractor

Value: $32,250,000

Delivery Method: Bid Build

Completion: October 2015

Designer: MoDOT/MVVA