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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge

Atchison, KS
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Atchison
Type: Bridges
Description: An engineering marvel when built in 1938, the bridge was a boon to Atchison's economy.
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Independence, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited the 18th annual Amelia Earhart Festival celebrating the life and birthday of the famous aviatrix. Atchison Kansas is a clean, friendly little town. It was easy to get around although parking could be a challenge because of the number of visitors. Plenty of craft vendors were set up in town and a variety of established shops were open... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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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Nortonville, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

You can no longer travel on the bridge. It has been replaced with a new bridge just to the south of it. It is my understanding that eventually the old bridge will be removed.

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Savannah, Missouri, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Nothing special about this bridge, not lighted differently, not painted differently, Just another bridge, ya'all. If you can to Atchison to see the bridge, you might want to take up the hobby of watching paint dry.

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Moab, Utah
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We were returning to Michigan from az. taking a route that a trucker friend suggested when we experenced the A E memorial bridge. I have not forgotten it since and was the worst bridge crossing ever...completely see the need for the new bridge! wonder why they waited 10 years too late to do it!!!!! As I approached in my 35'... More

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Maryville, MO
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

I first saw what is now known as the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge the last day of December, 1948. We were coming to Atchison from the Missouri side. I have crossed it many times since, both in a vehicle and on foot. Only in the last few years have I felt any trepidation going over it; the deck of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

I have traveled over this bridge numerous times. First of all, since when does a bridge count as an attraction. A bridge is a bridge, esp in kansas. If it was the Golden Gate Bridge, or Chesapeak Bay bridge, maybe then, but not Atchison't. The only way it can be considered in attraction is that when crossing it you take... More

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