A new State road having been opened on a straight course from Platte City to Weston, H.L. Wilkerson is appointed commissioner to construct a bridge over Bee Creek. June, 1849

H.L. Wilkerson agrees to build the bridge across Bee Creek on the direct road from Platte City to Weston for $2,200. August, 1849.

-Annals of Platte County Missouri, William McClung Paxton, p. 118.

May 9, 1850 Upper Bee Creek bridge reported finished. p. 126

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