Work on Hwy 47 bridge starts - will connect Washington to Katy Trail w/ bike path |

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The new 2,560-foot-long bridge is being built just to the west — upstream — from the existing span.

The new structure is designed with two 12-foot driving lanes, two 10-foot shoulders and a 10-foot-wide biking/walking path along the west side. An overlook, where walkers and bikers can stop and view the river and cityscape, is proposed at the center bridge pier.

The new bridge path will connect to the current biking/walking path along Highway 47, north of the river, which ties into the state’s Katy Trail at Dutzow, one of the longest continuous bicycle trails in the United States.

MoBikeFed comment: The bridge will not only connect the Katy Trail to Washington, but will also be a key link in the Katy Trail - Rock Island Trail connection, which will also run through Washington and across the Hwy 47 bridge.