The Katy Bridge, once rehabilitated, will be the “Crown Jewel” of the Katy Trail and will provide cyclists and pedestrians with a unique Missouri River crossing experience. The Lift Span Bridge will remain operational, with daily opportunities to view the raising and lowering, as well as be available for private events throughout the year. A renovated Bridge will enhance the tourism economy for Boonville and Howard County, and also raise the visibility of the popular Katy Trail and other Missouri State Parks.
The Katy Bridge Coalition is a registered non-profit organization created in 2005. From 2005 to 2012, the primary purpose of the organization had been to advocate for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Katy Bridge and to keep this iconic structure in Boonville. Since the ownership transfer to the City of Boonville in 2014, the Coalition is now focused on securing funds to rehabilitate the Bridge and ultimately to operate and maintain a working lift span Bridge for the enjoyment of the citizens of the world. The project will then serve as an expansive pedestrian and bicycle parkway, connecting two Missouri River counties, Cooper and Howard. The Coalition has an active board and hundreds of supporters throughout the world. We hope you will consider joining us by donating to our rehabilitation efforts or volunteering for one of our annual events. Help us CROSS THIS BRIDGE!
Please visit our website regularly to get information on upcoming events and merchandise available for purchase. We also have a Facebook page and have a presence on most social media sites. We have cool t-shirts, hats, and coffee cups right now available for purchase and will be adding more items later this year. Phase One of the Bridge is now complete so come to Boonville and check us out! Hope to see you soon.