The Route 92 Centennial Bridge between Leavenworth and Platte Counties is the next Missouri River Bridge being studied for replacement. The narrow, two lane bridge is nearing the end of its life, and it serves a growing cross-river commuter route between Leavenworth and the Northland.
Current Status as of October 2016
The study has concluded. KDOT agreed to include a dedicated bike/pedestrian path on any new new bridge, thanks to the emails and public input from residents of Leavenworth and Platte Counties! At this time there is no funding identified to construct a new bridge, so it may be several years before the project moves forward.
Update February 20th, 2016
The bridge study is wrapping up soon, and KDOT has another round of public meetings this month to share the project’s status and current plan.
Update May 20th, 2015
Due to significant community support, KDOT has announced that the bridge is now planned to include a 10-foot multi-use trail. Thank you to everyone who attended an open house, sent an email, or wrote a letter. Your voice was heard!
Next Public Meetings
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Platte County Community Center North
3101 Running Horse Road, Platte City, MO
Thursday, February 25th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Riverfront Community Center
123 South Esplanade, Leavenworth, KS
KDOT held two public meetings in January and July 2015 in Leavenworth and Platte City. Both meetings were well attended and many people in attendance expressed support for a bike/pedestrian path on the new bridge.
Send KDOT Feedback
The Kansas Department of Transportation is the lead agency, and they need to hear from the community that there is strong public support for including a bike and pedestrian path on this important bridge. The Centennial Bridge is a critical connection between developing trail systems in Leavenworth and Platte Counties.
Use this form to send comments to KDOT officials and let them know that you support including a safe place to walk and bike on the new bridge.