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Design Of Kansas City's New Buck O'Neil Bridge Disappoints

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A rendering of the proposed design of the Buck O'Neil Bridge.
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This design of the Buck O'Neil Bridge is sure to improve traffic, but isn't what residents were hoping for in honoring Buck O'Neil.

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.

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