Final Blast Brings Amelia Earhart Bridge Down

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

ATCHISON, Kan. (WIBW) - The former Amelia Earhart Bridge is no more!

The last blast to bring down the bridge over the Missouri river was Monday morning.

Crews put charges under water to blow up the final remaining concrete pier.

The former U.S. 59 bridge between Atchison, Kansas and Winthrop, Missouri dated back to 1938.

A new bridge alongside it opened in June.


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