If you're a great player and you won a World Series, you get a highway named after you like George Brett did. If you're a great player and you won a Super Bowl, you get a bridge named after you. That's the case with former Chiefs great Len Dawson who is getting a bridge near the Chiefs stadium dedicated to him on Friday morning.
It will be called "Len Dawson Bridge".
"Len's contributions to the Chiefs, the Kansas City community and the game of professional football are innumerable," Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. "Between his record-setting career on the field and his success as a broadcaster off the field, Len Dawson has left an indelible mark on my family, this franchise and the entire Kansas City community. We are so proud that the Missouri Department of Transportation has recognized him with this honor."
The bridge is on East Stadium Drive where it crosses over 435. This is right next to Arrowhead Stadium (shortly before you hit Chiefs Way and Royal Way).
Len Dawson won Super Bowl IV for the Chiefs and has become a legend around the city since then. He went on to become a sportscaster after football. Along with Mitch Holthus, Lenny still calls the Chiefs games and can still be seen around Arrowhead for various functions.
I hope to one day have a bridge named after me. I better get started on that Super Bowl.