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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge

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Address: Atchison, KS
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An engineering marvel when built in 1938, the bridge was a boon to...

An engineering marvel when built in 1938, the bridge was a boon to Atchison's economy.

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Yes, just a bridge -- in the DAYTIME, but at night . . .

I learned a lot about this bridge on the web and from a curator a the Amelia Earhart birthplace home. Daytime driving is pleasant over a nice, but seemingly nothing special... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I learned a lot about this bridge on the web and from a curator a the Amelia Earhart birthplace home. Daytime driving is pleasant over a nice, but seemingly nothing special bridge. This bridge replaced a very old one and won an award for 1st place out of all 105 KS counties -- for it's night lighting. It has LED... More 

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Thank Ann T
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74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Added photos of Atchison Kansas Amelia Earhart bridge. Only seen it lighted on this holiday. Veterans day.

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Thank V P
BETHANY, MISSOURI
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Since we had no interest in crossing the river on a raft, we took the bridge. Nice bridge! It got us to the other side of the river!! But its a bridge, for God's sake! Not too exciting!!

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Thank PhilandKathi
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The bridge Gives you a beautiful view of the Missouri River and the Bluffs of Benedictine College. The lights on the bridge change colors at night and it is beautiful!

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1 Thank Theresa S
Lewis Center, Ohio
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313 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The bridge is adjacent to Riverfront Park and offers similar beautiful views of the Missouri River. A good roadway surface and view of the park.

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Thank Mark R
Atchison, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

New bridge. Beautiful design, great gateway to the city. Lite at night with LED lights, that can be programmed for different lighting combinations.

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Thank madaboutred
Burlington, Vermont
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137 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Neat design and nighttime lighting. Unique design for what is traditionally railroad style bridges. Sort of a hybrid of the Boston/Bay area bridges as well as keeping with the traditional truss bridge. Great views when crossing the Missouri River

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Thank Rick L
Topeka, Kansas
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

nice bridge that goes into Missouri, very cool to look at from the bluffs at night !!! the red, white and blue lights on the side are awesome

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Atchison, Kansas
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Replaced last year with a 4 lane bridge of the same name. Smooth, quiet surface! Wonderful light spires and programmed LED lights tracing the arches. Not as cool as the old bridge, but better in every other category.

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Highland, Kansas
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Beautiful new Amelia Earhart Bridge just opened in July, I think. I love the red and white lights on the side and the two beams of light that shine straight up in the air to,show,Amelia her way back to her childhood home.

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