Local reaction to this work in progress was overwhelmingly negative and it looks like money saving minimalism has disheartened Kansas City amateur urban planners.
Proof . . .
Money line after a "virtual tour" didn't convince locals . . .
"The design drew criticism from Lucas on Twitter. He’s grateful to see the project moving but said he wants to retain as much of the old bridge as possible."
Sadly, given the COVID cash crunch planners aren't even pretending to care about public criticism and this low-rent bridge will remove an iconic structure and replace it with a generic one.
Developing . . .