The Missouri Capitol receives over 400,000 visitors annually, and visitors often express an interest in connecting with the Missouri River and a park to enjoy the views. The project is a 12-foot wide pedestrian/bicycle bridge connecting the Missouri State Capitol Complex to the 30-acre parkland located north of the Union Pacific Railroad. The proposed Bicentennial Bridge will span the railroad and slope gently down to meet the existing ground elevation on Adrian's Island. The slope of the trail and bridge will meet ADA standards, enabling all users full access to enjoy the riverfront.
The island will be a passive recreational area with trails allowing visitors to hike through the wooded area and experience the riparian environment along the banks of the Missouri River.
The proposed project location offers visitors views of the Governor's Mansion and Lohman’s Landing State Historic Site. Lohman’s Landing was the original settlement, which became Missouri’s State Capital and the City of Jefferson.
Conceptual Park Improvements
Conceptual Park Setting