Kansas Citian John Stoner decided to make his support of the infamous bridge over Independence Avenue permanent this week.
Stoner commissioned a tattoo of the caution sign ahead of the bridge, which reads 12′-0″ as drivers travel down Highway 24 through Northeast.
The railroad bridge, which has been there since 1912, has a history of being hit by semi trucks and trailers whose drivers misjudge their height. In November, it was hit three times in four days.
Each time the bridge receives a big hit, it is inspected by an engineer. Surprisingly, the bridge remains standing solid.
Stoner has loved the Northeast area, and his mother still lives in the 400 block of Kensington. He began visiting his mom and step dad in Northeast in 1991.
He said he thought the tattoo would be a funny addition to his collection. The bridge has its own Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and has been the subject of jokes and more recently, memes.
Stoner loves all things Kansas City, including football and supporting local restaurants.
What do you think? Does anyone else out there have a Northeast -themed tattoo?