Broadway Bridge | A River's Eye View

I was asked to photograph the Broadway Bridge construction project by Arkansas Business. The current bridge, nearly a century old, will close to all traffic for up to six months while the new bridge is installed. The new bridge which is being built by Kansas City-based Massman Construction Co., is being built in sections. Many drivers only get to see the construction of the bridge as they commute over the current bridge, the Main Street Bridge to the east or other outlets.

 Karen E. Segrave | KES Photo

The Broadway Bridge has been under construction for the last 18 months by Kansas City-based Massman Construction Co. Once closed the installation of the new bridge will take 180 days.

I spent a very hot afternoon on a steel barge in the middle of the Arkansas River to get a unique view of this long overdue project.