Built in 1902, the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge was the first bridge of its kind to be built in Missouri. Constructed by The American Bridge Company of Pennsylvania. The bridge was built to connect the Woodland Heights Neighborhood, that resides across the railroad tracks, to the Commercial Street District. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, the Footbridge has been closed to the public since 2016. The Jefferson Avenue Footbridge alone brings tons tourists to the area each year to see Springfield’s own pedestrian bridge spanning over thirteen railroad tracks.