All Missourians can celebrate 200 years of statehood with a new automobile license plate commemorating the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021.
House Bill 2380 established an Advisory Committee in 2016 to develop and approve a new motor vehicle license plate design commemorating the bicentennial of Missouri. State Representative Glen Kolkmeyer of Missouri’s 53rd District sponsored the legislation, and Dave Schatz, Senator from the 26th District, helped ensure the effort progressed on the Senate floor. The committee held public meetings last year in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Poplar Bluff to gather input on the design. The new plate design, selected on January 24, 2017, started issuance on October 15, 2018.
More information about the process for selecting Missouri’s next license plate can be found on the Department of Revenue’s website.
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.