$300K Buck O'Neil Bridge Study Moves Forward Despite 50 MILLION Dollar Cost

As always, we admire the hustle of amateur local developers . . .

A few 3D photos posted to social media could lead to an EPIC contract that ultimately doesn't produce anything but paperwork given the prohibitive cost of the bad scheme idea hatched on the Internets.

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This week, Kansas City could set aside $300,000 for a feasibility study of park concepts atop the 66-year-old bridge, which the Missouri Department of Transportation is scheduled to take down next year as part of its ongoing $220 million replacement project.

The money is provided through a state grant, set aside last year by the General Assembly, after some Kansas City officials signaled they would prioritize saving the Buck O'Neil Bridge and local architects floated preservation concepts.

A feasibility study for the reuse would determine whether a linear park is achievable from regulatory and navigation standpoints, given the need for cooperation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, and BNSF Railway and Union Pacific railroads before MoDOT could transfer the structure's ownership to the city.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Buck O'Neil Bridge's conversion to a linear park nears funding for feasibility study - Kansas City Business Journal

Can Kansas City achieve regulatory permission to save the existing Buck O'Neil Bridge for a public park, and how much would it cost to do so? Officials hope to find out through a coming feasibility study, a financial allocation for which will be considered this week.