The Bicentennial Bridge to Adrian’s Island will provide a pedestrian and bike linkage between Jefferson City and Adrian Island, reconnecting and restoring Jefferson City’s historic relationship to the Missouri River. Interactive exhibits on the Bicentennial Bridge will interpret diverse transportation systems, including the river, rails, and roads, that affected the development of Jefferson City. The Bicentennial Bridge is scheduled to be completed and opened for the 2021 bicentennial celebration. The bridge will be open to the public, providing access to a passive public park on Adrian Island.
Jefferson County, Missouri, was organized in 1818 and celebrated its bicentennial with a series of events, including a Bicentennial Exposition. The one-day event featured life as it was in the County of Jefferson. Civil War encampments, antique tractors, animals, speakers, old dancing, old music will be featured as well as vendors with displays and exhibits.