We are a quaint, close-knit, gated community of maintenance provided attached villas in the heart of Kansas City. Close to the Minor Park Golf Course and the newly updated Red Bridge shopping center which includes locally owned restaurants, shops, and businesses that are close to home. Red Bridge Greens is steeped in history with regards to the Old Red Bridge for which we were named. In 1859, the first red bridge was built by Colonel George N. Todd, a 50-year old Scottish stonemason. The 100-foot span covered wooden bridge on stone piers was located just downstream from today’s bridges at the actual trail crossing. It was painted red, hence the origin of “Red Bridge.”
The original bridge was torn down in 1892 and a steel bridge, called a “tin” bridge, also painted red replaced it. The 1859 bridge was dismantled and the wood was recycled into barns by local farmers. A third and current Old Red Bridge replaced the 1892 “tin” bridge and was dedicated by Harry S. Truman (when he was a judge) in 1932 during the Great Depression. The bridge is made of concrete, steel, and red granite. It was built by Jackson County; Richard Wakefield was the architect. When the new Red Bridge was opened, the Old Red Bridge was re-purposed as the Love Locks Bridge. More than 3,500 locks have been placed on the bridge since its opening in February of 2013.
15 minutes to downtown and Country Club Plaza. Easy access to I 435. Minutes from Johnson County, walking distance to fine dining, shopping. Access to 275 acres of walking trails and across the street from Minor Park Golf Course.
1 Block East of Red Bridge Rd & Holmes Rd
Kansas City, Missouri