The Christopher S. Bond Bridge is a state of the art 1,002 foot long cable stayed bridge over the Missouri River which replaced the existing suspension bridge completed in 1954. The design/build contract was awarded to Paseo Corridor Constructors joint venture as a result of a Best Value RFP for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The completed structure consists of a single delta pylon pier rising 247 feet above the 145 foot-wide bridge deck, allowing 6 lanes of traffic with shoulders. The main pylon was founded on 8 each, 11 foot diameter shafts, each with the base drilled into the native shale stone strata. The approach pier columns are also founded on drilled shafts. The bridge has a composite structural steel and concrete superstructure, utilizing high strength steel and high performance concrete (HPC) for durability and structural efficiency for a design life of 75 years.