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South Park Bridge – Construction in progress

South Park Bridge Replacement Aerial View. Photo by Ned Aherns, KCDOT (courtesy of KCDOT)

Just a few weeks ago, major construction got underway on piers for the bridge approach on the South Park side. There are now 80 workers laying foundation, and by next fall, as many as 120 workers are expected to be on the job.

Nov. 3, 2011 – Photo by John Stamets (courtesy of KCDOT)

It’s exciting for the community to see how construction is progressing. Folks can see lots of steel and concrete, and the caissons (the foundation structures that will support the main piers) are being built and then sunk into the river bed.

Nov. 2, 2011 – First walls in Pier 3 caisson are ready to be poured. Photo by John Stamets (courtesy of KCDOT)


Nov. 29, 2011 - It took two cranes to lift this spiral rebar cage from horizontal to vertical. Photo by John Stamets (courtesy of KCDOT)


he completion date for the South Park Bridge replacement is expected to be in the fall of 2013.

Watch the South Park Bridge construction via three live cams at

Camera 3 - Viewing construction site from 14th Ave S in South Park (KCDOT website)