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Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge

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Address: Atchison, KS

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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Mark R
Lewis Center, Ohio
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lewis Center, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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.

Thank Mark R
Atchison, Kansas
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

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

Thank madaboutred
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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

Thank Rick L
Independence, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank 6518431043321
Topeka, Kansas
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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

Thank ttowntriper
Atchison, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

1 Thank Juanita44
Highland, Kansas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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.

2 Thank Deborah H
Nortonville, Kansas
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank tntfnt
Savannah, Missouri, United States
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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.

1 Thank Mike B

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