The new 1,200 foot railroad bridge provides 2 main line tracks across the river. The former single-track bridge over the Osage river created service bottlenecks and was the last single-track section along the route.
The project, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was estimated to cost between $24 million- 28 million but in September, was projected to come in $3 million to $4 million under budget. The now completed bridge will open on Monday, November 25, 2013. View photos of the bridge construction on flickr.