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