Here’s some good news for train lovers. A new railroad bridge east of the capital city is opening, with hopes of clearing the final major bottleneck for train traffic between St. Louis and Jefferson City.
The new bridge crossing the Osage River in Osage City is opening next week. The bridge should improve both freight and passenger rail service in Missouri.
Ridership on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner passenger trains between Kansas City and St. Louis has increased in six consecutive years.