Kansas City was born on the banks of the Missouri River, but as years have passed, our connection to the longest river in North America has diminished. Port KC is doing its part to revitalize our relationship to the river through a series of projects.

Town of Kansas Bridge

The Town of Kansas Pedestrian Bridge links the River Market to the downtown Kansas City Riverfront, marking the realization of a vital component in the revitalization concept developed by Port KC and the city of Kansas City, MO.

This 650-foot long bridge, constructed in 2004, provides a bicycle and pedestrian link between the north end of Main Street and the original birthplace of the city on the banks of the Missouri River. Spanning the Town of Kansas archaeological site, two railroads and the Missouri River floodwall, the bridge serves as a critical connection between the surrounding community and the many amenities along the river.

The northern terminus of the bridge is located within the footprint of the old Municipal Wharf. In 2009, the existing structure underwent streetscaping enhancements to increase the ease of use for patrons.

Destinations and features at the Town of Kansas Pedestrian Bridge include:

  • Riverfront Heritage Trail
  • Historic Marker: Town of Kansas Site
  • Bicycle U-Rail
  • ADA Accessible
  • Outdoor Seating
  • EcoArt (combination wind turbine and solar panel demonstration)
  • View the original grounds of Town of Kansas
  • Bicycle Parking Rack
  • Rain Garden