Bridge Reconstruction Up Close!
Transportation YOU is hosting a tour of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct westbound bridge reconstruction project. This bridge replacement project will replace the westbound I-70 connection between Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. The project presents a unique opportunity to view the construction from the adjacent Riverfront Heritage Trail underneath the eastbound I-70 bridge with activities on land and over the Kansas River. The tour will provide an opportunity to hear about the project and speak with a variety of professionals involved in the planning, design, and construction of the project. The tour will be led primarily by Kim Curry, the assistant project manager during the design phase, and Lanny Miller, the project manager for American Bridge. This is an opportunity for our future young women to get up close and personal with an impactful project in the Kansas City metro. The tour will be followed by a hands-on activity.
Fun patch available for a $5 fee for those interested.
Cost per person: FREE
Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey Connections: Cadette Think Like an Engineer, Senior Think Like an Engineer, Ambassador Think Like an Engineer
About this Partner: Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program, Women in Transportation Seminar chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.