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The former Kansas City Bus Terminal is now Sam’s Pickwick Garage at 11th & McGee in Kansas City. Parking rates have gone up.

The Intercity Viaduct opened in January of 1907 as a toll bridge. It ran from 6th and Bluff on the Missouri side to 4th and Minnesota Avenue on the Kansas side. The 8,400-foot viaduct crossed the railroad tracks and the Kansas River.

Sample tolls in 1907:

Automobile, 1 or 2 passengers — 25 cents

Omnibus, 8 passengers or less — 50 cents

Bicycle and rider — 5 cents

Bicycle and two riders — 10 cents

Hearse — 25 cents

Horses, mules, and cattle, per head — 10 cents

Sheep and swine, per head - 5 cents

Threshing machine with propelling power - 40 cents

Circus and menagerie wagons — 40 cents

A lower deck was added in 1930, improved to handle four-lane traffic in 1936, and rebuilt in 1962. It was renamed the Lewis and Clark Viaduct in 1969. Today it carries Interstate 70 traffic.

The six-acre Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point is east of the east end of Minnesota Avenue. Here the Kansas River, right, flows into the Missouri River. Kansas City, Missouri, skyline in the background. Interpretive signs describe the history of this certified site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.  Access to the park is from Fairfax Trafficway, north of Interstate 70.

Minnesota Avenue was the hub of activity in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The Victory highway / Old U.S. Highway 40 followed Minnesota Avenue from the west end of the Intercity Viaduct at 4th Street, west to Hoel Parkway, west of 18th Street. Here the historic route jogged north to State Avenue, then jogged again to Parallel Parkway, then west to Victory Junction.

1930 map