Design Of Kansas City's New Buck O'Neil Bridge Disappoints
Critics are saying the replacement John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge design does not do justice to its namesake.
The utilitarian look that left some disappointed was influenced by budget as well as Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard requirements not in place when the original structure was built. Listeners offered ideas for reusing the original bridge which will remain standing.
- Perry Allen, Assistant District Engineer for Missouri Department of Transportation Kansas City